What does aquatic mean?

Definitions for aquatic
əˈkwæt ɪk, əˈkwɒt-aquat·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aquatic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aquatic(adj)

    a plant that lives in or on water

  2. aquatic(adj)

    relating to or consisting of or being in water

    "an aquatic environment"

  3. aquatic(adj)

    operating or living or growing in water

    "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals"


  1. aquatic(Adjective)

    Relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water.

  2. Origin: From aquatique, from aquaticus, from aqua

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aquatic(adj)

    pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters; as, aquatic plants and fowls

  2. Aquatic(noun)

    an aquatic animal or plant

  3. Aquatic(noun)

    sports or exercises practiced in or on the water

  4. Origin: [L. aquaticus: cf. F. aquatique. See Aqua.]


  1. Aquatic

    Aquatic is the third album by Australian improvised music trio The Necks released on the Fish of Milk label in 1994 and reissued on the Carpet Bomb label in the US in 1999. The album features two tracks, both titled "Aquatic", performed by Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck with the addition of Steve Wishart playing hurdy gurdy on the second. The Wire review described the album as "Real splendour...a hugely mature album, a rare spark of brilliance...a marvel".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aquatic

    a-kwat′ik, adj. relating to water: living or growing in water.—n.pl. Aquat′ics, amusements on the water, as boating, &c.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aquatic

    Inhabiting or relating to the water.

How to pronounce aquatic?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say aquatic in sign language?

  1. aquatic


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aquatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aquatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of aquatic in a Sentence

  1. Geoff Morrell:

    So much time has passed that it no longer has any toxicity and is therefore not a threat to humans or aquatic life.

  2. Douglas Noel Adams:

    If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

  3. Andres Garchitorena:

    In Australia, it seems more to be a terrestrial transmission whereas in Africa, for example, the strain is very different and is mostly transmitted through aquatic ecosystems.

  4. Allison LaPlante:

    Invasive species ruin aquatic communities and their ecosystems, the EPA appeared to the take the path of least resistance by adopting an existing international standard that is inadequate to prevent their colonization.

  5. Kate Wilson:

    That's the crazy thing about domestic aquatic pets, you have them in your aquarium and they are this cute little thing and then you release it into the wild and that constraint of size and food is gone and because of that some of these species can get really big.

Images & Illustrations of aquatic

  1. aquaticaquaticaquaticaquaticaquatic

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for aquatic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for aquatic »


Find a translation for the aquatic definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these aquatic definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"aquatic." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 20 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/aquatic>.

Are we missing a good definition for aquatic? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for aquatic:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.