Definitions

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From Latin Argonautae, Argonauts, from Greek Argonautēs, Argonaut : Argō, the ship Argo + nautēs, sailor (from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots).]

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