n.1.(Astron.) The constellation Aquarius.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside; here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Water-bearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep.
Tall man, I never thought on it till now-- Body of me, I had a warrant of the peace served on me, even now as I came along, by a water-bearer. This gentleman saw it, Master Matthew.
One day the cracked pot spoke to the water-bearer. It said, "I am deeply ashamed, and want to ask your forgiveness." The water-bearer asked, "What are you ashamed of and why should I forgive you?"
It concerns the depiction of Aquarius on a Soviet stamp--one that shows the zodiacal water-bearer quite untraditionally swathed in a kind of loincloth.
In return, you shall be the honored water-bearer to the gods of my kingdom."
The $287 million Aquarius -- Latin for water-bearer -- is designed to measure microwave energy emitted by the ocean, giving scientists an idea of the saltiness.
The second constellation is Aquarius, the Water-Bearer. Its north end features a rather dim but interesting little Y-shape of stars called the Water Jar or Urn, which pours south delicate dim streams of stars.
It's occupied by the adjacent constellations Capricornus (Sea-Goat), Aquarius (Water-Bearer), Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish), Pisces (Fishes), and Cetus (Whale).
WEEKEND birthday star Robbie Williams was born on February 13, 1974, under the complex sign of Aquarius, the water-bearer.
Adjacent to them are the water constellations: Capricornus the Sea-Goat, Aquarius the Water-Bearer, Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish, and Pisces the Fishes.
However, for naked-eye skywatchers this is a good time to look beyond Mars out to the stars of the constellation that contains it: Aquarius, the Water-Bearer.
For single water-bearers, there's a full bucket of pleasures awaiting and many a trip to many a well.