aquatics


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a·quat·ic

 (ə-kwăt′ĭk, ə-kwŏt′-)
adj.
1. Consisting of, relating to, or being in water: an aquatic environment.
2. Living solely or chiefly in or on the water: aquatic animals and plants.
3. Taking place in or on the water: an aquatic sport.
n.
1. An organism that lives solely or chiefly in or on the water.
2. aquatics Sports Athletic activities performed in or on the water.

[Middle English aquatique, from Old French, from Latin aquāticus, from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

a·quat′i·cal·ly adv.

aquatics

(əˈkwætɪks; əˈkwɒt-)
pl n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) sports or pastimes performed in or on the water

aquatics

the art and exercise of water sports.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquatics - sports that involve bodies of wateraquatics - sports that involve bodies of water
swim, swimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
surfboarding, surfing, surfriding - the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave
water-skiing - skiing on water while being towed by a motorboat
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
fin - propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddle - swim like a dog in shallow water
crawl - swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
breaststroke - swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
backstroke - swim on one's back
dive - plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
belly-flop - dive so that one hits the water with one's belly
Translations

aquatics

[əˈkwætɪks] N (Sport) → deportes mpl acuáticos
References in classic literature ?
It has been asked by the opponents of such views as I hold, how, for instance, a land carnivorous animal could have been converted into one with aquatic habits; for how could the animal in its transitional state have subsisted?
This greatly annoyed him, and recollecting that he was not aquatic, he stopped and shouted across the waves' tumultous roar:
If in the neighborhood of your camp there should be any hilly country, ponds surrounded by aquatic grass, hollow basins filled with reeds, or woods with thick undergrowth, they must be carefully routed out and searched; for these are places where men in ambush or insidious spies are likely to be lurking.
Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour.
All kinds of aquatic birds--pelicans, wild-duck, kingfishers, and the rest--were seen in numerous flocks hovering about the borders of the pools and torrents.
Owen states, proves indisputably that it was intimately related to the Gnawers, the order which, at the present day, includes most of the smallest quadrupeds: in many details it is allied to the Pachydermata: judging from the position of its eyes, ears, and nostrils, it was probably aquatic, like the Dugong and Manatee, to which it is also allied.
Having disburdened himself of everything he had to relate to his bathing friends, he left them to their aquatic disports, and proceeded onward with the captain and his companions.
Wandering among the trees, which occupied a considerable extent of ground, she passed into an open space beyond, and discovered an old fish-pond, overgrown by aquatic plants.
If I were a naturalist, I would tell him that, according to some illustrious men of science, nature has furnished us with instances upon the earth of animals existing under very varying conditions of life; that fish respire in a medium fatal to other animals; that amphibious creatures possess a double existence very difficult of explanation; that certain denizens of the seas maintain life at enormous depths, and there support a pressure equal to that of fifty or sixty atmospheres without being crushed; that several aquatic insects, insensible to temperature, are met with equally among boiling springs and in the frozen plains of the Polar Sea; in fine, that we cannot help recognizing in nature a diversity of means of operation oftentimes incomprehensible, but not the less real.
To all these rambling observations, Mr Swiveller answered not one word, but, returning for the aquatic jacket, rolled it into a tight round ball: looking steadily at Brass meanwhile as if he had some intention of bowling him down with it.
Four servants carried in two casks covered with aquatic plants, and in each of which was breathing a fish similar to those on the table.
None were keener in pursuit of this kind of game than M'Dougal and David Stuart; the latter was reminded of aquatic sports on the coast of Labrador, and his hunting exploits in the Northwest.