Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of, relating to, or being in water.
  • adjective Living solely or chiefly in or on the water.
  • adjective Taking place in or on the water.
  • noun An organism that lives solely or chiefly in or on the water.
  • noun Sports Athletic activities performed in or on the water.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective operating or living or growing in water
  • noun a plant that lives in or on water
  • adjective relating to or consisting of or being in water

Etymologies

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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • Andrea James: The most swingin 'aquatic showstopper in cinema history.

    Boing Boing

  • Areas of specialised vegetation occur on the rocky inselbergs and in aquatic habitats.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • "Coastal Region" (Lázaro Cárdenas): offering a great horizon of the ocean's rocky shores and sandy shoals, beaches, bays, and indigenous Náhuatl towns, excellent places to rest and engage in aquatic sports.

    Guide to alternative tourism in Michoacán

  • "Coastal Region" (Lázaro Cárdenas): offering a great horizon of the ocean's rocky shores and sandy shoals, beaches, bays, and indigenous Náhuatl towns, excellent places to rest and engage in aquatic sports.

    Guide to alternative tourism in Michoacán

  • "Coastal Region" (Lázaro Cárdenas): offering a great horizon of the ocean's rocky shores and sandy shoals, beaches, bays, and indigenous Náhuatl towns, excellent places to rest and engage in aquatic sports.

    Guide to alternative tourism in Michoacán

  • "Coastal Region" (Lázaro Cárdenas): offering a great horizon of the ocean's rocky shores and sandy shoals, beaches, bays, and indigenous Náhuatl towns, excellent places to rest and engage in aquatic sports.

    Guide to alternative tourism in Michoacán

  • "Coastal Region" (Lázaro Cárdenas): offering a great horizon of the ocean's rocky shores and sandy shoals, beaches, bays, and indigenous Náhuatl towns, excellent places to rest and engage in aquatic sports.

    Guide to alternative tourism in Michoacán

  • Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled.

    What The Hell Am I?

  • Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Electric fish conduct electric duets in aquatic courtship

    June 20th, 2007

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  • "Aquatic Nocturne" by Sylvia Plath. Very beautiful, not depressing.

    March 27, 2007