Definitions

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

  • n. Greek Mythology One who sailed with Jason on the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece.
  • n. A person who is engaged in a dangerous but rewarding quest; an adventurer.

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  • proper n. One of the members of the Argo who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece.
  • proper n. Any of several ships and submarines of the British and US navies.
  • proper n. Team name for the Toronto, Ontario franchise of the Canadian Football League (CFL)

Etymologies

From Latin Argonautae, Argonauts, from Greek Argonautēs, Argonaut : Argō, the ship Argo + nautēs, sailor (from naus, ship.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The company was formerly known as Argonaut Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and changed its name to RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation in November 2006.

  • Formerly known as the Argonaut Building, it is located immediately behind the old General Motors Headquarters on Grand Boulevard.

    David Rice: Resurrection Corridor

  • She was called the Argonaut, and they rowed right under the bowsprit, where the figure-head of the Argonaut, with a sheep-skin in his hand and a blue gown on, was looking out to sea; and sitting staring on his forehead was the rat who could speak, and his exact words were these.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • She was called the Argonaut, and they rowed right under the bowsprit where the figure-head of the Argonaut, with a sheepskin in his hand and a blue gown on, was looking out to sea; and sitting staring on his forehead was the rat who could speak, and his exact words were these: 'Chips ahoy!

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • - Support Argonaut, which is working on recovery following episodes of fire and looting.

    DCist

  • Their flag ship is called The Argonaut where Dhianeila is in command.

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  • Cape the U.S. ship "Argonaut," whose owners now prosecuted them for

    William Pitt and the Great War

  • Kemp took up the "Argonaut" that lay folded on the table.

    Other Things Being Equal

  • "Argonaut" to behold the midnight sun should pass a summer or two in

    From Paris to New York by Land

  • The Californian who himself was an "Argonaut," or whose father was an Argonaut, found no attractions in the steady labor of farming.

    The San Francisco calamity by earthquake and fire

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