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a·quar·i·um

 (ə-kwâr′ē-əm)
n. pl. a·quar·i·ums or a·quar·i·a (-ē-ə)
1. A tank, bowl, or other water-filled enclosure in which living fish or other aquatic animals and plants are kept.
2. A place for the public exhibition of live aquatic animals and plants.

[Latin aquārium, source of water, from neuter of aquārius, of water, from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

a·quar′i·al (-ē-əl) adj.
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aquarium

(əˈkwɛərɪəm)
n, pl -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
1. (Biology) a tank, bowl, or pool in which aquatic animals and plants are kept for pleasure, study, or exhibition
2. (Biology) a building housing a collection of aquatic life, as for exhibition
[C19: from Latin aquārius relating to water, on the model of vivarium]
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a•quar•i•um

(əˈkwɛər i əm)

n., pl. a•quar•i•ums, a•quar•i•a (əˈkwɛər i ə)
1. a glass-sided tank, bowl, or the like, in which fish or other living aquatic animals or plants are kept.
2. a building or institution in which fish or other aquatic animals or plants are kept for exhibit and study.
[1840–50; b. Latin aquārius of or for water (aqu(a) water + -ārius -ary) and vivarium]
a•quar′i•al, adj.
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a·quar·i·um

(ə-kwâr′ē-əm)
A tank, bowl, or other container filled with water for keeping and displaying fish or other aquatic animals and plants.
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Aquarium

 a place for keeping fish; a collection of tanks for fish, hence, the fish themselves collectivelyWilkes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquarium - a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animalsaquarium - a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl - a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
storage tank, tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
vivarium - an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions
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Translations
حَوْضُ السَّمَكمَربى مائي زُجاجي
akvárium
akvarium
akvaario
akvarij
akvárium
fiskabúr; lagardÿrasafn/sædÿrasafn
水槽金魚鉢養魚鉢水族館
수족관
akvariumas
akvārijs
akvárium
akvarij
akvarium
พิพิธภัณฑ์สัตว์น้ำ
bể nuôi (cá, thủy sinh)

aquarium

[əˈkwɛərɪəm] N (aquariums or aquaria (pl)) [əˈkwɛərɪə] (= tank, building) → acuario m
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aquarium

[əˈkwɛəriəm] n
(= building) → aquarium m
(= glass tank) → aquarium m
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aquarium

nAquarium nt
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aquarium

[əˈkwɛərɪəm] nacquario
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aquarium

(əˈkweəriəm) plurals aˈquariums ~aˈquaria noun
a glass tank, or a building containing tanks, for keeping fish and other water animals.
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aquarium

حَوْضُ السَّمَك akvárium akvarium Aquarium ενυδρείο acuario akvaario aquarium akvarij acquario 水槽 수족관 aquarium akvarium akwarium aquário аквариум akvarium พิพิธภัณฑ์สัตว์น้ำ akvaryum bể nuôi (cá, thủy sinh) 水族馆
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"An aquarium! Oh, MEESIS Munt, you mean to tell me that fresh aquariums stink less than salt?
The art of keeping fish and reptiles as domestic pets had not at that time been popularized in England; and Magdalen, on entering the room, started back, in irrepressible astonishment and disgust, from the first specimen of an Aquarium that she had ever seen.
Lecount rose, bent fondly over the Aquarium, and chirruped to the toad at parting as if it had been a bird.
When a duck suddenly emerges from a pond covered with duck-weed, I have twice seen these little plants adhering to its back; and it has happened to me, in removing a little duck-weed from one aquarium to another, that I have quite unintentionally stocked the one with fresh-water shells from the other.
The obscurity of the saloon showed to advantage the brightness outside, and we looked out as if this pure crystal had been the glass of an immense aquarium.
His descent into the street was like the descent into a slimy aquarium from which the water had been run off.
He happened to be picked up by some travelling show, and, partly because he was nearly a dwarf, and partly because he was really a clever little wretch, he got on quite well in the show business, and was soon sent up to the Aquarium, to do some tricks that I forget.
He coughed pitifully, the broken cough of a sick man; and I beheld him as one sees a fish in an aquarium by the light of an electric bulb, an elusive, phos- phorescent shape.
A PS10MILLION state-of-the-art aquarium has been proposed for Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
Summary: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is one of the largest and most diverse aquariums in the world with thousands of aquatic animals.
Abu Dhabi has announced that 70 per cent of the work on The National Aquarium, the biggest in the Middle East region, coming up at Al Qana, the waterfront destination in the heart of the emirate, has been completed and is due to open early next year.