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 this constellation:
      ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’


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