Definition of Aquarius in English:


proper noun

  • 1Astronomy
    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. 1.1as genitive Aquarii /əˈkwɛːrɪʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Aquarius.
      ‘the star Alpha Aquarii’
  • 2Astrology
    The eleventh sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 21 January.

    1. 2.1an Aquarius A person born when the sun is in the sign of Aquarius.
      • ‘Stop trying to do that intellectual air sign thing, Aquarius.’
      • ‘For example, in occidental astrology I'm Aquarius and in vedic astrology I'm Capricorn.’
      • ‘He's an Aquarius just like me!’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 astrological age which is about to begin, marked by the precession of the vernal equinox into Aquarius, believed by some to herald worldwide peace and harmony.

      • ‘Of course, now that we're on the paisley verge of the greying pony tail that is the Age of Aquarius, people are going to stop acting in their own self interests and start championing the common good.’
      • ‘We are told, truthfully for once, that it is enough for us simply to be on hand - a postmodern version of the Age of Aquarius's ‘be here now.’’
      • ‘With the dawning of the Age of Aquarius in the 1960s and 70s, some trendy joints used to have a replica of the king and the queen from the playing cards on doors leading to men and women's toilet.’
      • ‘This is the ‘new age’ referred to by subsequent exponents of the Age of Aquarius and all its attendant book and incense sales.’
      • ‘It was an era that gave birth to the Age of Aquarius.’
      • ‘The arrival of the new millennium opened a new Age of Aquarius, but not the envisioned, utopian one.’
      • ‘This is the same advice the organization has been offering since its founding back in the Age of Aquarius.’
      • ‘You can thank globalization for our dawning Age of Aquarius.’
      • ‘It may not be the Age of Aquarius but it definitely is the age of accounting fraud.’
      • ‘In the Age of Aquarius, people hit the road in order to ‘find themselves.’’


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