[ uh-kwair-ee-uh s ]
/ əˈkwɛər i əs /


genitive A·quar·i·i [uh-kwair-ee-ahy] /əˈkwɛər iˌaɪ/. Astronomy. the Water Bearer, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Capricornus.
  1. the eleventh sign of the zodiac: the fixed air sign.
  2. a person born under this sign, usually between January 20th and February 18th; an Aquarian.


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aquarium Aquarius Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aquarius


/ (əˈkwɛərɪəs) /

noun Latin genitive Aquarii (əˈkwɛərɪˌaɪ)

astronomy a zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Pisces and Capricorn on the ecliptic
  1. Also called: the Water Carrier the eleventh sign of the zodiac, symbol ♒, having a fixed air classification and ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. The sun is in this sign between about Jan 20 and Feb 18
  2. a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign


astrology born under or characteristic of Aquarius
Also (for senses 2b, 3): Aquarian (əˈkwɛərɪən)

Word Origin for Aquarius

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Science definitions for aquarius


[ ə-kwârē-əs ]

A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Pisces and Aquila. Aquarius (the Water Bearer) is the 11th sign of the zodiac.
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