- a glass-sided tank, bowl, or the like, in which fish or other living aquatic animals or plants are kept.
- a building or institution in which fish or other aquatic animals or plants are kept for exhibit, study, etc.
Origin of aquarium
Examples from the Web for aquarium
The Oberhausen aquarium erected a memorial of the psychic octopus with a golden urn containing his ashes.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer
July 12, 2014
We bought candy necklaces, went to the aquarium, rode tandem bikes, and I was very conscious of, ‘We’re all friends here.Pedro Zamora, a Hero in the Real World
June 1, 2014
Aquarium Drunkard When Phil Everly passed away most bloggers posted their favorite Everly Brothers performance in tribute.
Justin Age at Aquarium Drunkard uncrated an obscure 1972 cover of "When Will I Be Loved" by Sandy Denny and Linda Thompson.
One of those bottom feeders you see going up the side of the aquarium.The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay
October 27, 2013
"Let's go and see the people at the aquarium," said Cornelius.Weighed and Wanting
In all respects they are the most valuable and interesting inhabitants of the aquarium.
How long must the aquarium stand in the sun for the ulva to work?
I use a small wash-tub for the aquarium, with sand on the bottom.
He had been doing some work, some very important work, in the Aquarium.
- a tank, bowl, or pool in which aquatic animals and plants are kept for pleasure, study, or exhibition
- a building housing a collection of aquatic life, as for exhibition
Word Origin and History for aquarium
1830, noun use of neuter of Latin aquarius "pertaining to water," as a noun, "water-carrier," genitive of aqua "water" (see aqua-). The word existed in Latin, but there it meant "drinking place for cattle." Originally especially for growing aquatic plants; An earlier attempt at a name for "fish tank" was marine vivarium.