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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argonautnoun

    someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure

  2. Argonautnoun

    (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

  3. paper nautilus, nautilus, Argonaut, Argonauta argonoun

    cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells


  1. argonautnoun

    A pelagic octopus of the genus Argonauta.

  2. argonautnoun

    An adventurer on a dangerous but rewarding quest.

  3. Argonautnoun

    One of the members of the Argo who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece.

  4. Argonautnoun

    Any of several ships and submarines of the British and US navies.

  5. Argonautnoun

    Team name for the Toronto, Ontario franchise of the Canadian Football League (CFL)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argonautnoun

    any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece

    Etymology: [L. Argonauta, Gr. ; + sailor, ship. See Argo.]

  2. Argonautnoun

    a cephalopod of the genus Argonauta

    Etymology: [L. Argonauta, Gr. ; + sailor, ship. See Argo.]


  1. Argonaut

    The argonauts are a group of pelagic octopuses. They are also called paper nautiluses, referring to the paper-thin eggcase that females secrete. This structure lacks the gas-filled chambers present in chambered nautilus shells and is not a true cephalopod shell, but rather an evolutionary innovation unique to the genus Argonauta. It is used as a brood chamber and for trapped surface air to maintain buoyancy. Argonauts are found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide; they live in the open ocean, i.e. they are pelagic. Like most octopuses, they have a rounded body, eight arms and no fins. However, unlike most octopuses, argonauts live close to the sea surface rather than on the seabed. Argonauta species are characterised by very large eyes and small distal webs. The funnel–mantle locking apparatus is a major diagnostic feature of this taxon. It consists of knob-like cartilages in the mantle and corresponding depressions in the funnel. Unlike the closely allied genera Ocythoe and Tremoctopus, Argonauta species lack water pores. Of its names, "argonaut" means "sailor on the Argo"; "nautilus" is derived from the Greek ναυτίλος, meaning "sailor", because it was formerly supposed that Argonauta used their shell-secreting arms as sails when they were at the surface.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Argonaut

    är′go-nawt, n. one of those who sailed in the ship Argo in search of the golden fleece: also (nat. hist.) a name of the nautilus, a mollusc of the octopod type.—adj. Argonaut′ic. [Gr. Argō, and nautēs, a sailor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Argonaut in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Argonaut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Argonaut in a Sentence

  1. Harley Earl:

    Harley and a board-man and a body engineer sat around and came up with the idea for the Corvette in a darkened room in Detroit's historic Argonaut Building, it was Harley's vision pure and simple — a lot of people forget that Harley was not only an artist, he was an engineer.

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