- a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
- a fleet of such ships.
- an opulent supply.
Origin of argosy
Related Words for argosycache, stockpile, depot, repository, storehouse, armada, navy, squadron, flotilla, vessels, argosy, emporium, arcade, mall, repertory, boutique, larder, arsenal, stash, magazine
Examples from the Web for argosy
Historical Examples of 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.
Edwards called on Mr. White, of The Argosy, and outlined a serial story.
This does not mean that I did not care to consider it for The Argosy.
- archaic, or poetic a large abundantly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships
Word Origin for argosy
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.