aquarium

See also: Aquarium and aquàrium

EnglishEdit

 
A public aquarium.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin aquārium, neuter of aquārius (of or pertaining to water), from aqua +‎ -arium. Doublet of ewer; see also Aquarius.

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) enPR: ə-kwârʹē-əm, IPA(key): /əˈkweɹiəm/, /-ɛɹiəm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

aquarium (plural aquaria or aquariums)

  1. A tank, often made of glass, for keeping live fish or other aquatic animals.
    Synonym: (informal) fish tank
  2. A public place where live fish and other aquatic animals are exhibited.

Usage notesEdit

The plural aquaria is generally considered more formal than aquariums.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin aquārium. Influenced by English aquarium.

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NounEdit

aquarium n (plural aquaria or aquariums, diminutive aquariumpje n)

  1. aquarium
  2. (obsolete) water basin, water tank

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin aquārium. Doublet of évier.

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NounEdit

aquarium m (plural aquariums)

  1. aquarium
  2. (slang) a clambake (an instance of smoking in an enclosed space)

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aquārium

  1. nominative neuter singular of aquārius

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