from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See paper nautilus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pelagic octopus of the genus Argonauta.
- n. An adventurer on a dangerous but rewarding quest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece.
- n. A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.
- n. One of those who went to California in search of gold shortly after it was discovered there in 1848.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the heroes who, according to the ancient Hellenic myth, sailed with Jason in the ship Argo to Colchis on the Euxine sea in quest of the golden fleece.
- n. plural Those who emigrated to California about the time of the discovery of gold there: as, the Argonauts of '49.
- n. [lowercase] A cephalopod mollusk, known also as the paper-nautilus and paper-sailor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
- n. cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
- n. (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece
The nautilus (or argonaut) is a poulpe or octopus, but one peculiar both in its nature and its habits.
Having accepted the wind for his pilot, our argonaut seeks no improvement upon his aërial raft.
How wouldt you feel if you rescued der argonaut, and lose your chump; dell me dot?
Aphrodite was associated not only with the cowry, the pearl, and the mandrake, but also with the octopus, the argonaut, and other cephalopods.
Tümpel seems to imagine that the identification of the goddess with the argonaut and the octopus necessarily excludes her association with molluscs; and Dr. Rendel Harris attributes an equally exclusive importance to the mandrake.
Aphrodite with the "nautilus," by which is meant the argonaut of zoologists.
Do you appreciate the amazing optimistic confidence of this bankrupt argonaut?
England argonaut, Sir William Phips, may be found in T. & W.,
What, indeed, would this argonaut of the press take in exchange for his soul?
He was an argonaut of the Rockies and a citizen of Montana and of other Western territories before the coming of the days of law.