- a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
- a fleet of such ships.
- an opulent supply.
Origin of argosy
Examples from the Web for argosy
"Even now the galeasse should be setting out if the argosy is to be intercepted," he said.The Sea-Hawk
The Argosy has been so good this year I must have it another; enclosed is $1.75.
With much reluctance the Khan consented, and the argosy set forth.
This does not mean that I did not care to consider it for The Argosy.
Edwards called on Mr. White, of The Argosy, and outlined a serial story.
- archaic, or poetic a large abundantly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships
Word Origin and History for argosy
1570s, from Italian (nave) Ragusea "(vessel) of Ragusa," maritime city on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic (modern Dubrovnik in Croatia). Their large merchant ships brought rich Eastern goods to 16c. England. The city name sometimes was Aragouse or Arragosa in 16c. English.