from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Able to use both hands with equal facility.
- adj. Unusually skillful; adroit.
- adj. Deceptive or hypocritical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having equal ability in both hands; in particular, able to write equally well with both hands.
- adj. Practising or siding with both parties.
- adj. Of a person, bisexual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease.
- adj. Practicing or siding with both parties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease and dexterity; hence, skilful; facile.
- Practising or siding with both parties; double-dealing; deceitful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. equally skillful with each hand
- adj. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
Alteration of archaic ambidexter, from Middle English, double dealer, from Medieval Latin : Latin ambi-, on both sides; see ambi- + Latin dexter, right-handed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ambi- + Latin dexter ("right") + -ous (as if both hands are like the right hand, which is the stronger hand in most people). (Wiktionary)