Definition of Aquarius in US 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 /əˈkwe(ə)rēˌī/ 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 January 21.

    1. 2.1an Aquarius A person born when the sun is in the sign of Aquarius.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He's an Aquarius just like me!’
      • ‘Stop trying to do that intellectual air sign thing, Aquarius.’


  • 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.

      • ‘It was an era that gave birth to the Age of Aquarius.’
      • ‘It may not be the Age of Aquarius but it definitely is the age of accounting fraud.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is the ‘new age’ referred to by subsequent exponents of the Age of Aquarius and all its attendant book and incense sales.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’’
      • ‘You can thank globalization for our dawning Age of Aquarius.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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’.