noun, plural aq·uae [ak-wee, ah-kwee] /ˈæk wi, ˈɑ kwi/, aq·uas.
- aq. ferv.,
- aqaba, gulf of,
- aqua ammoniae,
- aqua fortis,
- aqua pura,
- aqua regia,
- aqua vitae
Origin of aqua
Origin of aqua-
Examples from the Web for aqua
In this aqua blanket with its frayed edges I smelled home: warm laundry, bacon frying, coffee and cigarettes.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
AQUA Studio NYLocation: New York, NYPrice: $40 You could swim and you could bike, or you could cycle in the water.12 Priciest Fitness Classes (Actually Worth the Splurge)|DailyBurn|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The MTA did try something similar on the west side yard of Penn Station: a giant tube full of water known as an aqua dam.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway|Josh Dzieza|November 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From Aqua Buddha to Wikileaks, 2010 gave us a bounty of new words for our political vocabulary.
Mrs. Brewton took no notice of him, but bade me admire Aqua Marine as far surpassing any other 6-month child.
It was the aqua tofana undiluted by mercy, instantaneous in its effect, and not medicable by any antidote.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
I noticed a woman hurrying out of the tent, and hoped Aqua was not in further trouble—she was still surrounded, I could see.
Together with these appeared Bortolo Cer, whose scenes have been engraved in aqua fortis by Boschini himself.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 3 (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
“Aqua tofana was not a Bornean poison, my friend,” said Cleek, with a smile.Cleek of Scotland Yard|Thomas W. Hanshew
noun plural aquae (ˈækwiː) or aquas
Word Origin for aqua
"water," late 14c.; see aqua-. Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean "decoction, solution" (cf. aqua regia, a mix of concentrated acids, literally "royal water," so called for its power to dissolve gold and other "noble" metals). As the name of a light greenish-blue color, 1936.
word-forming element meaning "water," from Latin aqua "water; the sea; rain," cognate with Proto-Germanic *akhwo, source of Old English ea "river," Gothic ahua "river, waters," Old Norse Ægir, name of the sea-god, Old English ieg "island;" all from PIE *akwa- "water" (cf. Sanskrit ap "water," Hittite akwanzi "they drink," Lithuanian uppe "a river").