Definitions

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

  • A country of southeast South America stretching about 3,700 km (2,300 mi) from its border with Bolivia to southern Tierra del Fuego. The region was sparsely populated by indigenous peoples before the Spanish founded settlements there in the early 1500s. In 1776 Spain established a viceroyalty in present-day Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Argentina achieved its independence from Spain in 1816. Buenos Aires is the capital and the largest city.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of malacopterygian fishes, giving name to the family Argentinidœ: so called from their silvery scales. A. sphyrœna, of European waters, is the type.
  • noun [lowercase] A name given to unglazed porcelain, coated with gold, silver, or copper by a process similar to that of electroplating.

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

  • noun a country in South America, bordering Chile and Bolivia.
  • noun type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines.

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

  • proper noun A country in South America, called officially The Argentine Republic. Capital: Buenos Aires.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Argentinidae — herring smelts.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Rosoideaesilverweeds.

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

  • noun type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines
  • noun a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin argentum ("silver") + the feminine of the adjectival suffix -īnus, in reference to the Río de la Plata.

Examples

  • CHACABUCO, ARGENTINA - It was just like driving to work, except that I kept on going: From New York to Argentina, through 12 countries, for four months and more than 13,000 miles.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Ganó la liga argentina con tres equipos diferentes y también jugó con la selección Argentina.

    WN.com - Business News

  • With signs and buttons stating, "NO CANDU FOR ARGENTINA," and "HOT CARGO," the protesters demanded the release of 17 political prisoners in Argentina, most of whom were trade unionists.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - General Mills announced that it is selling its chain of Delicity bakeries in Argentina in order to focus on growing its core brands and foodservice businesses.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • Ganó la liga argentina con tres equipos diferentes y también jugó con la selección Argentina.

    WN.com - Business News

  • With signs and buttons stating, "NO CANDU FOR ARGENTINA," and "HOT CARGO," the protesters demanded the release of 17 political prisoners in Argentina, most of whom were trade unionists.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • Ganó la liga argentina con tres equipos diferentes y también jugó con la selección Argentina.

    WN.com - Business News

  • BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - The leading newspaper in Argentina is apologizing for publishing the e-mails by an Argentine woman who became South Carolina Gov.

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  • BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - The leading newspaper in Argentina is apologizing for publishing the e-mails by an Argentine woman who became South Carolina Gov.

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  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ, CHANNEL 7, ARGENTINA (through translator): Sylvia Hernandez from Channel 7 in Argentina and now Simon Romero from "The New York Times."

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2008

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