Aquar·​i·​us | \ ə-ˈkwer-ē-əs How to pronounce Aquarius (audio) \

Definition of Aquarius

1a : 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

Examples of Aquarius in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of Aquarius

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

History and Etymology for Aquarius

Latin (genitive Aquarii), literally, water carrier

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“Aquarius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Aquarius

: 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


Aquar·​i·​us | \ ə-ˈkwer-ē-əs How to pronounce Aquarius (audio) \

Kids Definition of Aquarius

1 : a constellation between Capricorn and Pisces imagined as a man pouring water
2 : the eleventh sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign

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