from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A giant with 100 eyes who was made guardian of Io and was later slain by Hermes.
- n. An alert or watchful person; a guardian.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A fabulous being of antiquity, also called Argus Panoptes, said to have had a hundred eyes. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock’s tail. He was a servant of the greek goddess Hera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock's tail.
- proper n. One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful.
- proper n. A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (Argus giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species Argus Grayi inhabits Borneo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Grecian legend, a giant of vast strength, held in early times to have four eyes, and later to have eyes without number. Hera set him to guard the heifer Io, and after he was slain by Hermes transferred his eyes to the tail of the peacock.
- n. Any observant or sharp-sighted person: as, he is a very Argus in watchfulness.
- n. In ornithology: A genus of gallinaceous birds, of the order Gallinœ and family Phasianidœ, characterized by the enormous development of the secondary feathers of the wings and middle feathers of the tail, the former being adorned with numerous ocelli, likened to the many eyes of Argus.
- n. [lowercase] Any species of the genus Argus; an argus-pheasant.
- n. A genus of gastropods.
- n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A genus of arachnidans.
- n. [lowercase] A name of certain euryalean ophiurians, or sand-stars with branching arms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
- n. large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
Hera set him to watch over Io, a girl who had been seduced by Zeus and then turned into a cow; with Argus on guard, Zeus could not come to rescue Io, for only some of Argus eyes would be closed in sleep at any one time.
The second incident referred to by Argus is evidently the 2007 shooting of Christian Arguleta outside a Mall area restaurant.
The Brighton Argus is to lose six subbing posts because the paper is to be subbed from Southampton (creating just three extra jobs there, incidentally).
To that end, The Oakland Tribune, a sister paper of The Argus, is asking for your help: Mail them or drop off your tattered copies of "1984."
At about the same time, Delphine Watzka arrives back in Argus after touring the Midwest with Cyprian Lazarre as a sideshow performer.
The Argus is a complex weapon system filled with electronic equipment for detecting and tracking submarines and armed with homing torpedoes and depth bombs.
What I do know this lens came in a leather pouch with the name Argus on the top of the leather container.
The Argus is a smaller local/regional paper, and they're not used to interviewing big shots like Sen. Clinton, so they're probably slightly intimidated as well.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The device called Argus II works like this: a miniature camera transmits images to a radio receiver implanted near the patient's eye.
The frigate might have been called the Argus, for a hundred reasons.