Aquarius


Aquar·i·us

noun \-ē-əs\

: the 11th sign of the zodiac that comes between Capricorn and Pisces and is symbolized by a person carrying a jug of water

: a person born under the sign Aquarius : a person born between January 20th and February 18th

Full Definition of AQUARIUS

1
a :  the 11th sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under the sign of Aquarius
2
:  a constellation south of Pegasus pictured as a man pouring water

Examples of AQUARIUS

  1. She was born on February third, so she's an Aquarius.

Origin of AQUARIUS

Latin (genitive Aquarii), literally, water carrier
First Known Use: 14th century

Aquarius

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(Latin: “Water carrier”) In astronomy, the constellation lying between Capricorn and Pisces; in astrology, the 11th sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period January 20–February 18. It is usually represented as a man pouring a stream of water out of a jug, probably because in ancient times the rising of Aquarius coincided in the Middle East with the annual arrival of floods or rainfall. In the astrological concept called the Great Year—the 25,000-year period it takes the earth to pass through the influence of the entire zodiac—the early 19th century was the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.

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