Aquarius

[uh-kwair-ee-uhs]
noun
1.
genitive Aquarii [uh-kwair-ee-ahy] . Astronomy. the Water Bearer, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Capricornus.
2.
Astrology.
a.
the eleventh sign of the zodiac: the fixed air sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b.
a person born under this sign, usually between January 20th and February 18th; an Aquarian.
adjective
aquarium, Aquarius.
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Aquarius (əˈkwɛərɪəs, əˈkwɛərɪən)
 
n , Latin genitive Aquarii
1.  astronomy a zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Pisces and Capricorn on the ecliptic
2.  astrology
 a.  Also called: the Water Carrier the eleventh sign of the zodiac, symbol ♒, having a fixed air classification and ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. The sun is in this sign between about Jan 20 and Feb 18
 b.  a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
 
adj
3.  astrology born under or characteristic of Aquarius
 
[Latin]

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Aquarius
late 14c., faint constellation and 11th zodiac sign, from L., lit. "water carrier," properly an adj., "pertaining to water," a loan-translation of Gk. Hydrokhoos "the water-pourer," old Gk. name of this constellation. Aquarians were a former Christian sect that used water instead of wine at the Lord's
Supper. The modern sense of the word is from Age of Aquarius (1940) an astrological epoch supposed to have begun in the 1960s, embodying the traits of this sign and characterized by world peace and human brotherhood. The term and the concept probably got a boost in popular use when An Aquarian Exposition was used as the sub-name of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969).
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Aquarius   (ə-kwâr'ē-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Pisces and Aquila. Aquarius (the Water Bearer) is the 11th sign of the zodiac.
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According to astrology we are now living in the age of aquarius.
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