Definition of Aquarius in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkwerēəs/
1 Astronomy A large constellation, the Water-carrier or Water-bearer, said to represent a man pouring water from a jar. It contains no bright stars but has several planetary nebulae.
1.1 (as genitive Aquariiəˈkwe(ə)rēˌī) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate stars: the star Alpha Aquarii
2 Astrology The eleventh sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about January 21.
2.1 (an Aquarius) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Aquarius.
Example sentences
  • I once asked my totem why I have a Fire totem when I am an Aquarius, an Air sign in every sense of the word.
  • For example, in occidental astrology I'm Aquarius and in vedic astrology I'm Capricorn.
  • To host a successful party, you don't have to be über-organized, which for an Aquarius is always a blessing.


Age of Aquarius

An age that the world has just entered or is about to enter, believed by some to signal a period of peace and harmony.
Example sentences
  • The arrival of the new millennium opened a new Age of Aquarius, but not the envisioned, utopian one.
  • It was an era that gave birth to the Age of Aquarius.
  • You can thank globalization for our dawning Age of Aquarius.


Latin aquarius 'of water', used as a noun to mean 'water carrier'.

Words that rhyme with Aquarius

calcareous, Darius, denarius, gregarious, hilarious, multifarious, nefarious, omnifarious, precarious, Sagittarius, senarius, Stradivarius, temerarious, various, vicarious

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Syllabification: A·quar·i·us

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