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aqua (chemistry)

Definition:

binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees Celsius and boils above 100 degrees Celsius; widely used as a solvent

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plurals:

aquae | aquas

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

H2O [chemical formula] | water | aq. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"water", late 14th century; see "aqua-". Used in late Middle English in...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of aqua...

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

H2O

Water, by its molecular formula, although rarely pure. | [chemistry] A molecule of water. | [inorganic chemistry] light water, consisting of two protium isotope of hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom | Water as a chemical substance. (34 of 53 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/H₂O

New World Dictionary:

aqua | aquas [plural] | aquae [plural]

water; especially, in pharmacy, a solution of a substance in water | bluish-green (12 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aqua

Collins Dictionary:

aqua | aquamarine [sense-specific]

water: used in compound names of certain liquid substances (as in aqua ... | short for "aquamarine" [sense-specific] (17 of 479 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aqua

Wikipedia:

Aqua [disambiguation]

the Latin word for water. It may also refer to: Aqua (band), a Danish pop band | Aqua (producer) (born 1982), American record producer and composer of film and television scores | "Aqua" (Edgar Froese album), 1974 | Aqua (Asia album), 1992 | "Aqua", a ... (41 of 274 words, 22 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Aqua

Macmillan British Dictionary:

aqua [uncountable]

a light green-blue colour | water. This word is used mainly on the labels of containers of food, medicine, and toiletries to show how much water they ... (26 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/aqua

Merriam-Webster:

aqua | aquae [sense-specific, plural] | aquas [sense-specific, plural] | especially [synonym, sense-specific]

(plural "aquae") "water" ; especially, "water" [sense-specific] | (plural "aquas") a light greenish-blue color (13 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/aqua

Random House Dictionary:

aqua | aquae [plural] | aquas [plural] | aqua- | water [synonym, sense-specific]

[pharmacology] ; water ; a liquid. ; a solution, especially in water. | a light greenish-blue color. | having the color aqua. | "aqua-" : variation of ... (24 of 41 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/aqua

Oxford Dictionary:

aqua | aquamarine [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (aq·ua) | a light bluish-green color; aquamarine (7 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/aqua

aqua [entry 1] | aquamarine [synonym]

a light bluish-green colour; aquamarine (5 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/aqua

aqua [entry 2]

(especially in pharmaceutical and commercial use) water (7 of 27 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/aqua--2

American Heritage Dictionary:

aqua | aquae [plural] | aquas [plural]

Water. | An aqueous solution. | A light bluish green to light greenish blue. (12 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aqua

Cambridge Dictionary:

aqua [entry 1, British, specialized]

water, when it's used in make-up and beauty products (9 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aqua 1

aqua [entry 2, United States]

a greenish-blue colour (3 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aqua 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

water | H2[chemical formula]

a substance composed of the chemical elements hydrogen and oxygen and existing in gaseous, liquid, and solid states. It's one of the most plentiful ... (24 of 1059 words, 32 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/636754​/water

Columbia Encyclopedia:

water | ice

odorless, tasteless, transparent liquid that is colorless in small amounts but exhibits a bluish tinge in large quantities. It's the most familiar and ... (23 of 107 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851565​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

aqua

Same as aquamarine (sense 2) | water, especially when used in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent (technical) (17 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695614​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

aqua

Origin: "water", late 14th century; see "aqua-". Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean "decoction, solution" (compare aqua regia, a mix ... (22 of 49 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=aqua

Wiktionary:

aqua

Origin: Latin aqua, from Proto-Indo-European *h2ekʷeh2, whence also Old English ēa, ǽ ("river"). More at ea.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/aqua

American Heritage Dictionary:

aqua | aquae [plural] | aquas [plural]

Origin: Middle English, from Latin; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aqua

New World Dictionary:

aqua | aquas [plural] | aquae [plural]

Origin: Latin from Indo-European *akwa-: see "island" | "aquamarine"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aqua

Oxford Dictionary:

aqua

First use: 1930s

Origin: abbreviation of "aquamarine"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/aqua

aqua [entry 2]

Origin: Latin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/aqua--2

aquamarine

First use: early 18th century

Origin: Latin aqua marina "seawater"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/aquamarine

Merriam-Webster:

aqua | aquae [sense-specific, plural] | aquas [sense-specific, plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/aqua

island [entry 1, often attributive, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: alteration (influenced by Anglo-French isle) of earlier iland, from Middle English, from Old English īgland (akin to Old Norse ... (22 of 37 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/island

Collins Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

aqua

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin, "water"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695614​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

aqua

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aqua"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aqua

Macmillan British Dictionary:

aqua [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "aqua"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/aqua

Macmillan American Dictionary:

aqua [uncountable, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aqua"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/aqua

Cambridge Dictionary:

aqua [entry 1, British, specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "aqua"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "aqua"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aqua 1

the Free Dictionary:

aqua

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "aqua"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "aqua"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "aqua" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

aqua

Audio: English pronunciation of "aqua"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

aqua

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aqua"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=aqua​0002 word=aqua

aqua

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aqua"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=aqua​0001 word=aqua

YourDictionary Audio:

aqua

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aqua" by speech synthesizer

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