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Meaning of ARGONAUT

Pronunciation:  'ârgu`not

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece
  2. [n]  someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure

ARGONAUT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: adventurer, character, fictional character, fictitious character, venturer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar"go*naut\, n. [L. Argonauta, Gr. ?; ? + ? sailor, ?
    ship. See {Argo}.]
    1. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with
       Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.
  2. \Ar"go*naut\, n.
    One of those who went to California in search of gold shortly
    after it was discovered there in 1848. [U. S.] --Bret Harte.
          The ``Argonauts of '49'' were a strong, self-reliant,
          generous body of men.                    --D. S.