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ARGONAUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Argonaut mean? 

ARGONAUT (noun)
  The noun ARGONAUT has 3 senses:

1. someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
2. (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece
3. cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells

  Familiarity information: ARGONAUT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARGONAUT (noun)


Sense 1argonaut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("argonaut" is a kind of...):

adventurer; venturer (a person who enjoys taking risks)


Sense 2Argonaut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

character; fictional character; fictitious character (an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story))

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


Sense 3Argonaut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Argonauta argo; paper nautilus; nautilus; Argonaut

Hypernyms ("Argonaut" is a kind of...):

octopod (a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell)

Holonyms ("Argonaut" is a member of...):

Argonauta; genus Argonauta (type genus of the family Argonautidae: paper nautilus)


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