Definition of Argonaut

1. Noun. Someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure.

Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Venturer



2. Noun. (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character

3. Noun. Cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells.
Exact synonyms: Argonauta Argo, Nautilus, Paper Nautilus
Generic synonyms: Octopod
Group relationships: Argonauta, Genus Argonauta

Definition of Argonaut

1. n. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece.

2. n. One of those who went to California in search of gold shortly after it was discovered there in 1848.

Definition of Argonaut

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) One of the members of the ''Argo'' who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece. ¹

2. Proper noun. Any of several ships and submarines of the British and US navies. ¹

3. Proper noun. Team name for the Toronto, Ontario franchise of the Canadian Football League (CFL) ¹

4. Noun. A pelagic octopus of the genus ''Argonauta''. ¹

5. Noun. An adventurer on a dangerous but rewarding quest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Argonaut

1. a marine mollusk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Argonaut

1. 1. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece. 2. A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta. Origin: L. Argonauta, Gr.; + sailor, ship. See Argo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argonaut

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Literary usage of Argonaut

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1870)
"THE argonaut, or Paper-sailor, is familiar to all who live in seaports; ... The argonaut shell is formed, curiously enough, by the females only; ..."

2. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1921)
"THE POETRY OF THE SITWELLS ACH argonaut and Juggernaut, by Osbert Sitwell. Chatto & Windus, London ; Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ..."

3. The Bookman (1907)
"... Italian The Character of Burns The Paris Election The Pope at Home Again The Australian Colony Jewish Veneration The Modern argonaut F. HOPKINSON SMITH. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"It was no Octopus ; it had, like the argonaut, a very perfect mechanical arrangement at ... The lingual ribbon was that of the argonaut, not of the Octopus. ..."

5. History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak (1884)
"... OF THE 'NORTH WEST AMERICA'—TAKING OF THE 'argonaut' AMD 'PRINCESS ROYAL"—COLNETT VERSUS MARTINEZ—PRIZES SENT TO SAN BLAS—RESTORATION BY THE VICEROY—THE ..."

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