a glass-sided tank, bowl, or the like, in which fish or other living aquatic animals or plants are kept.
a building or institution in which fish or other aquatic animals or plants are kept for exhibit, study, etc.
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
a tank, bowl, or pool in which aquatic animals and plants are kept for pleasure, study, or exhibition
a building housing a collection of aquatic life, as for exhibition
1830, noun use of neuter of Latin aquarius “pertaining to water,” as a noun, “water-carrier,” genitive of aqua “water” (see aqua-). The word existed in Latin, but there it meant “drinking place for cattle.” Originally especially for growing aquatic plants; An earlier attempt at a name for “fish tank” was marine vivarium.
Also, Aquarius. of or relating to Aquarius, or to the Age of Aquarius. Astrology. a person born under Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the zodiac; an Aquarius. Contemporary Examples In true Aquarian spirit, you must put the common good ahead of personal gain. The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox September 23, 2011 Historical […]
- Aquarian age
. an astrological era believed to bring increased spirituality and harmony on earth. Historical Examples In this new Aquarian Age it will be at our fingers’ ends, so to speak. The Promise of Air Algernon Blackwood
either of two collections of meteors comprising meteor showers having their apparent origin in the constellation and visible either in early May (Eta Aquarids) or late July (Delta Aquarids)
a curator, collector, or ichthyologist associated with an . noun the curator of an aquarium a person who studies aquatic life