Aquarius

noun

Aquar·​i·​us ə-ˈkwer-ē-əs How to pronounce Aquarius (audio)
1
a
: the 11th sign of the zodiac in astrology see Signs of the Zodiac Table
b
: one born under the sign of Aquarius
2
: a constellation south of Pegasus pictured as a man pouring water

Example Sentences

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin (genitive Aquarii), literally, water carrier

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aquarius was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Aquarius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aquarius. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Aquarius

noun
Aquar·​i·​us ə-ˈkwar-ē-əs How to pronounce Aquarius (audio)
-ˈkwer-
1
a
: the 11th sign of the zodiac see zodiac
b
: a person whose sign of the zodiac is Aquarius
2
: a group of stars between Capricorn and Pisces usually pictured as a man pouring water

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