Argos

[ ahr-gos, -guh s ]
/ ˈɑr gɒs, -gəs /

noun

an ancient city in SE Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis: a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth.

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Argo

[ ahr-goh ]
/ ˈɑr goʊ /

noun, genitive Ar·gus [ahr-guh s] /ˈɑr gəs/ for 1.

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.

Related forms

Ar·go·an, adjective
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Argos

/ (ˈɑːɡɒs, -ɡəs) /

noun

an ancient city in SE Greece, in the NE Peloponnese: one of the oldest Greek cities, it dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century bc . Pop (municipality): 29 505 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for argos (2 of 3)

Argo

1
/ (ˈɑːɡəʊ) /

noun

Greek myth the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece

British Dictionary definitions for argos (3 of 3)

Argo

2
/ (ˈɑːɡəʊ) /

noun Latin genitive Argus (ˈɑːɡəs)

an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and PyxisAlso called: Argo Navis (ˈneɪvɪs)
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