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 (ăk′wə, ä′kwə)
n. pl. aq·uae (ăk′wē, ä′kwī′) or aq·uas
1. Water.
2. An aqueous solution.
3. A light bluish green to light greenish blue.

[Middle English, from Latin; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

aq′ua adj.


n, pl aquae (ˈækwiː) or aquas
(Pharmacology) water: used in compound names of certain liquid substances (as in aqua regia) or solutions of substances in water (as in aqua ammoniae), esp in the names of pharmacological solutions
(Colours) short for aquamarine2
[Latin: water]


(ˈæk wə, ˈɑ kwə)

n., pl. aq•uae (ˈæk wi, ˈɑ kwi)
1. Chiefly Pharm.
a. water.
b. a liquid.
c. a solution, esp. in water.
2. a light greenish blue color.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: water]


var. of aqui-.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aqua - a shade of blue tinged with greenaqua - a shade of blue tinged with green  
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"


n (= colour) → bleu vert m inv
adj (in colour)bleu vert inv


n. L. agua;
aq. abr.;
___ bull, ___ bulliens___ hirviendo;
___ dest., ___ destillata,___ destilada;
___ purifiedpurificada ___;
tepid ______ tépida, tibia.
V.: water.
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Do you recollect in the arbor of the Hotel des Postes, at Perugia, seeing a man in a brown cloak, whom your stepmother was questioning upon aqua tofana?
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The caches were again opened, supplies of various kinds taken out, and a liberal allowance of aqua vitae distributed throughout the camp, to celebrate with proper conviviality this merry meeting.
Zaffre, digested in aqua regia, and diluted with four times its weight of water, is sometimes employed; a green tint results.
He had found time to open the corner cupboard and bring out a great case bottle of aqua vitae, and now sat with his back towards me at the table.
All the first night we spent in mixing up some combustible matter, with aqua vitae, gunpowder, and such other materials as we could get; and having a good quantity of tar in a little pot, about an hour after night we set out upon our expedition.
After alluding airily to the Vehmgericht, aqua tofana, Carbonari, the Marchioness de Brinvilliers, the Darwinian theory, the principles of Malthus, and the Ratcliff Highway murders, the article concluded by admonishing the Government and advocating a closer watch over foreigners in England.
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