Aquarius

Definitions

  • Aquarius and the Neighbouring Constellations
    Aquarius and the Neighbouring Constellations
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aquarius the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
    • n Aquarius a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces
    • n Aquarius (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aquarius (Astron) The Water-bearer; the eleventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of January; -- so called from the rains which prevail at that season in Italy and the East.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Aquarius A zodiacal constellation, supposed to represent a man standing with his left hand extended upward, and with his right pouring out of a vase a stream of water which flows into the mouth of the Southern Fish. It contains no star brighter than the third magnitude.
    • n Aquarius The Water-bearer; the eleventh sign (marked ♒) of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 21st of January: so called from the constellation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aquarius a-kwā′ri-us the water-bearer, the eleventh sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 21st January, so called from the constellation of the same name, supposed to represent a man holding his left hand upward, and pouring with his right water from a vase into the mouth of the Southern Fish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aquarius, adj., relating to water, and n., a water-carrier, fr. aqua,. See Aqua
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—aqua, water.

Usage

In literature:

There was a conjunction in the zodiac of the signs of Aquarius and Pisces.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
Aquarius, the Water- {} February Crystal.
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
To the Aquarius Plateau via Potato Valley.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
It heads in the Aquarius Plateau and flows into the Colorado.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
I could here distinguish the apex of Mount Aquarius, and fix it in my map.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
The Chinese make their new year commence on the new moon, nearest to the time when the sun's place is in the 15th degree of Aquarius.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, Issue 326, August 9, 1828" by Various
The New Year must fall on the first new moon after the sun has entered Aquarius.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
But he can nevermore get rid of the uncongenial Aquarius, who exercises occult influence over the skin with which he has parted.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
The 25th degree of Gemini was rising, and the 22nd of Aquarius culminating.
"Kepler" by Walter W. Bryant
Facing S. Giorgio are Aquarius and Capricornus, facing the Lido are Pisces and Sagittarius.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
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In poetry:

'TIS she, the nymph with dripping hair,
Who, when Aquarius rules the sky,
With dewy robes and bosom bare,
On southern gales delights to hie.
"Thaw" by Charlotte Dacre
The solar fires now faint and wat'ry burn,
Just where with ice Aquarius frets his urn!
If thaw'd, forth issue, from its mouth severe,
Raw clouds, that sadden all th' inverted year.
"The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto I" by Richard Savage

In news:

The Aquarius Reef Base, where Finelli and colleagues have lived for nine days.
The Age of Aquarius, Part Deux.
Pisces , Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Scientist Dale Stokes from Scripps Institution of Oceanography swims out from Aquarius, an underwater lab that is scheduled to close.
The moon waxes to full Saturday, rising between the dim water constellations Aquarius and Capricornus.
Take a look.my sign is Aquarius and it was right on.
AQUARIUS James Joyce was a great novelist but not much of a fighter.
Since Portland was awarded a franchise on February 6, 1970, the makes the franchise an Aquarius.
Aquarius, bearing water across the heavens.
Helen Little Sign: Aquarius Hometown: Salisbury, NC.
Federal authorities used X-ray machines, K-9 units and officers to search more than 160 of the 2,000 containers aboard the 850-foot Ville D'Aquarius at Port Newark, one of the nation's busiest ports.
Album art for The 5th Dimension 's "Age of Aquarius" (Album Art).
Doesn't matter if your Sun sign is Aquarius, or how you feel about its characteristics.
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger Authorities continues to search cargo containers aboard the Ville D'Aquarius in a search for suspected stowaways this morning.
Aquarius, bearing water across the heavens .
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In science:

Our host galaxy was matched to the Aquarius E galaxy virial dark matter mass with an added baryonic component.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
Comparison of our circular orbits to observations of the MW satellites (black squares) and the Aquarius E halo’s “massiv e failures ” from the analysis of Boylan-Kolchin et al. (2012) (thick grey lines).
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
This profile does not agree with the MW dSph population and was created to mimic the Aquarius cosmological simulations.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
This figure also includes observa tional data points of the half-light velocities for the classical Local Group dSphs and lines from Boylan-Kolchin et al. (2012) Fig. 3 for the Aquarius E halo.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
The circular velocity profile for the NR halo is consistent with the Aquarius satellites in that it does not match any of the observed MW satellites.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
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