What does Argentine mean?

Definitions for Argentine
ˈɑr dʒənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn; ˌɑr dʒənˈtɪn i ənar·gen·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argentineadjective

    any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes

  2. Argentine, Argentinianadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people

    "Argentinian tango"


  1. Argentinenoun

    Argentina; in this sense, usually preceded by the.


  1. argentinenoun

    Any osmeriform fish of the genus Argentina, especially the European argentine, Argentina sphyraena.

  2. argentineadjective

    Containing or resembling silver.

  3. Argentinenoun

    An Argentinian.

  4. Argentineadjective

    Argentinian, of, from, or pertaining to Argentina.

  5. Argentinenoun


  6. Etymology: Old French argentin, from argentum

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Argentineadjective

    Sounding like silver. Dict.

    Etymology: argentin, Fr.


  1. Argentine

    Argentines (also referred to as Argentinians or Argentineans); in Spanish Argentinos (masculine) or Argentinas (feminine) are people identified with the country of Argentina. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Argentines, several (or all) of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Argentine. Argentina is a multiethnic and multilingual society, home to people of various ethnic, religious, and national origins, with the majority of the population made up of Old World immigrants and their descendants. As a result, Argentines do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship and allegiance to Argentina. Aside from the indigenous population, nearly all Argentines or their ancestors immigrated within the past five centuries. Among countries in the world that have received the most immigrants in modern history, Argentina, with 6.6 million, ranks second to the United States (27 million), and ahead of other immigrant destinations such as Canada, Brazil and Australia.


  1. argentine

    Argentine can refer to: 1) Someone or something related to Argentina, a country in South America. As a noun, it can denote a person from Argentina, and as an adjective, it can describe anything pertaining to Argentina, such as its culture, people, language (Spanish), etc. 2) It is also a term used in ichthyology to refer to a genus of fish (Argentine) that consists of species commonly known as argentine smelts or herring smelts. 3) In mineralogy, Argentine can sometimes refer to argentite, a high temperature form of silver sulfide. The context usually clarifies which meaning applies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argentineadjective

    pertaining to, or resembling, silver; made of, or sounding like, silver; silvery

  2. Argentineadjective

    of or pertaining to the Argentine Republic in South America

  3. Argentinenoun

    a siliceous variety of calcite, or carbonate of lime, having a silvery-white, pearly luster, and a waving or curved lamellar structure

  4. Argentinenoun

    white metal coated with silver

  5. Argentinenoun

    a fish of Europe (Maurolicus Pennantii) with silvery scales. The name is also applied to various fishes of the genus Argentina

  6. Argentinenoun

    a citizen of the Argentine Republic

  7. Etymology: [Cf. F. argentin, fr. L. argentum silver.]


  1. Argentine

    Argentine is a community of Kansas City, Kansas, located in the southern part of Wyandotte County. It is bordered on the west by the Turner community, on the east by the Rosedale community, on the south by Johnson County, and on the north by Armourdale community and by the Kansas River. Argentine was primarily recognized for the prosperous silver smeltery for which it was named. Built on the site of a former Shawnee reservation, the proximity of the railroad, local lumber sources, the smeltery, and in later years, steel manufacturing, meant that the city enjoyed a considerable amount of economic success for quite some time. When the smeltery finally closed, the city found itself in the throes of an unprecedented financial crisis and began to seek entry to nearby Kansas City in 1907. Although the community was annexed and became the seventh ward of Kansas City, KS in 1910, the neighborhood retains its own distinct flavor and personality. Prominent nearby landmarks include Argentine Carnegie Library, the grave of the Shawnee prophet Tensquatawa at White Feather Spring, Sauer Castle at 945 Shawnee Road, and the Argentine mural located at 30th Street and Metropolitan Avenue. The neighborhood has its own middle school, Argentine Middle School.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Argentine is ranked #78040 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Argentine surname appeared 245 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Argentine.

    92.6% or 227 total occurrences were White.
    5.3% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for Argentine »

  1. antigreen

  2. tangerine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Argentine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Argentine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Argentine in a Sentence

  1. Che Guevara, when asked his nationality:

    I am Cuban, Argentine, Bolivian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, etc... You understand.

  2. Siobhan Morden:

    The Argentine-law exchange bonds are important, they are performing bonds and offer a better barometer of risk than New York and English law bonds, which trade with accrued and past due interest.

  3. Leonardo Mayer:

    I don’t care about the record... now we must get behind Fede( Argentine Federico Delbonis), we’re all a team, i thank all the people who cheered a lot for me.

  4. The Argentinian government:

    It is only possible to ratify the path traced by the executive power and the national congress through the memorandum of understanding, a tool that would enable us to interrogate the Iranian citizens accused, this situation would put the Argentine state in a better position regarding Iran and the international community to demand extradition or negotiate a trial in a third party country.

  5. Santiago Dondo:

    If Argentine society and politicians do not understand where we are going with the mining sector, doesn't share that aim or want it, then it will be very difficult, the main challenge ... is to generate trust at home, which would also give investors stability.

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