noun, plural a·quar·i·ums, a·quar·i·a [uh-kwair-ee-uh] /əˈkwɛər i ə/.
Origin of aquarium
Examples from the Web for aquarium
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of aquarium
The band plays near the Aquarium, which I hope the reader will visit at the earlier hours of the day.Roman Holidays and Others
W. D. Howells
He thought the inside of the convent was rather like the inside of an aquarium, but he enjoyed the stamps very much.Sinister Street, vol. 1
The doctor had made an aquarium for Hoyle, using a great glass jar which he obtained from a druggist in Farington.The Mountain Girl
I have several times tried it in an aquarium; it would live for a few days, then gradually lose colour and break to pieces.
The mosquito is one of the most available insects for study in the aquarium.
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin 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.