aquarium Definition

a transparent tank or bowl in which aquatic animals and plants are kept.

Using aquarium: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aquarium" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The aquarium has a variety of fish from different parts of the world.

  • Example

    She spends hours watching the fish swim in her aquarium.

  • Example

    The aquarium is a popular attraction for families with children.

aquarium Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for aquarium

Phrases with aquarium

  • an aquarium that is open to the public and displays a variety of aquatic life


    The public aquarium has a large collection of sharks and other sea creatures.

  • an aquarium that is kept in a private residence


    He has a beautiful home aquarium with colorful fish and plants.

  • someone who keeps an aquarium as a hobby


    As an aquarium hobbyist, she spends a lot of time and money on her fish and tanks.

Origins of aquarium

from Latin 'aqua', meaning 'water'


Summary: aquarium in Brief

An 'aquarium' [əˈkwɛəriəm] is a transparent tank or bowl used to keep aquatic animals and plants. It can be found in public places like zoos and aquariums, or in private homes as a hobby. Phrases like 'public aquarium' and 'home aquarium' describe the location of the aquarium, while 'aquarium hobbyist' refers to someone who keeps an aquarium as a hobby.

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