- Astronomy. a very large southern constellation, now divided into Vela, Carina, Puppis, and Pyxis, four separate constellations lying largely south of Canis Major.
- (italics) Classical Mythology. the ship in which Jason sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.
Examples from the Web for argo
He won one for Best Supporting Actor for Syriana in 2006 (he won another for Argo, which he co-produced).Clooney: A Constant Charmer at the Altar
September 28, 2014
Usually the Best Picture winner is a foregone conclusion by this point—did anyone really think The Artist or Argo would lose?And the Best Picture Oscar Goes to… ‘12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Gravity,’ or ‘American Hustle?’
Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern
March 1, 2014
And the Academy has always loved heaping awards on exaggerated films “based on a true story,” from Titanic to Argo.From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth?
Marina Watts, Marlow Stern
January 8, 2014
And, speaking of politics, the Argo bandwagon has become entirely political.‘Argo,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Lincoln’: Who Will Win On Oscar Night?
Ramin Setoodeh, Marlow Stern
February 20, 2013
Then Argo swept the precursor awards and stole all its thunder.Oscar’s Best Director: Steven Spielberg vs. David O. Russell
February 7, 2013
He is close enough to the rigging of Argo to make an easy journey of it.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
Richard A. Proctor
His gesture dismissed his subordinate; Argo backed from the room.
Argo said triumphantly, yet humbly: "Tarrano, Master—we are here."
We did not know; but Argo, leering up at them insolently, may have guessed.
A moment; then Argo appeared, driving a half-nude man before him.
- Greek myth the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece
- an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and PyxisAlso called: Argo Navis (ˈneɪvɪs)
Word Origin and History for argo
name of the ship in which Jason and his companions sought the Fleece in Colchis, in Greek, literally "The Swift," from argos "swift" (adj.), an epithet, literally "shining, bright" (see argent; cf. also Sanskrit cognate rjrah "shining, glowing, bright," also "swift"), "because all swift motion causes a kind of glancing or flickering light" [Liddell and Scott].