from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of, relating to, or being in water: an aquatic environment.
  • adj. Living or growing in, on, or near the water: aquatic animals and plants.
  • adj. Taking place in or on the water: an aquatic sport.
  • n. An organism that lives in, on, or near the water.
  • n. Sports Athletic activities performed in or on the water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters.
  • n. An aquatic animal or plant.
  • n. Sports or exercises practiced in or on the water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to water; watery.
  • Living in or frequenting water: as, aquatic animals; aquatic plants.
  • Practised on or in water: as, aquatic sports.
  • n. A plant which grows in water.
  • n. plural Sports or exercises practised on or in water, as rowing or swimming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. operating or living or growing in water
  • n. a plant that lives in or on water
  • adj. relating to or consisting of or being in water


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From Middle French aquatique ("living in water"), from Latin aquaticus ("relating to water"), from aqua ("water")


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