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AQUARIUM (aquaria)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aquarium mean? 

AQUARIUM (noun)
  The noun AQUARIUM has 1 sense:

1. a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

  Familiarity information: AQUARIUM used as a noun is very rare.


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AQUARIUM (noun)


Sense 1aquarium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

aquarium; fish tank; marine museum

Hypernyms ("aquarium" is a kind of...):

storage tank; tank (a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids)

vivarium (an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aquarium"):

fish bowl; fishbowl; goldfish bowl (a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept)

Instance hyponyms:

Marineland (a commercial aquarium featuring trained dolphins)


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