of, in, or pertaining to water.
living or growing in water: aquatic plant life.
taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.
an aquatic plant or animal.
aquatics, sports practiced on or in water.
Do Dogs Actually Understand Human Language?
Anyone who has ever seen their dog hop to attention when they used the word “treat” knows that dogs obviously understand the same words as humans. But is it accurate to say that animals use language? Man’s best friend is hardly the only animal capable of amazing humans with communication skills. Extensive studies using gestural communication (sign language) explore the cognitive potential in the great apes. …
What does “Atlantis” mean? And why is the Space Shuttle Atlantis named after something underwater?
The final space shuttle mission has blasted off, launching the fascinating word mystery of “Atlantis” into our consciousness: How did the name of a mythical kingdom thousands of leagues under the sea become the moniker for a vehicle soaring thousands of miles into space? In two of Plato’s dialogues, Timaeus and Critias – both penned around 360 B.C., the Greek philosopher recites the tale of a lost …
Origin of aquatic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for aquatically
Historical Examples of aquatically
It was too much, I fancied, even for the most aquatically inclined duck.Kate Vernon, Vol. 1 (of 3)
growing, living, or found in water
sport performed in or on water
a marine or freshwater animal or plant
Word Origin for aquatic
C15: from Latin aquāticus, from aqua water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 15c., from Middle French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus "growing in water; bringing rain," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.