(Ar"goile) n. Potter's clay. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ar"gol) n. [Cf. Argal, Orgal. Of unknown origin.] Crude tartar; an acidulous salt from which
cream of tartar is prepared. It exists in the juice of grapes, and is deposited from wines on the sides of
the casks. Ure.
(Ar*gol"ic) a. [L. Argolicus, Gr. .] Pertaining to Argolis, a district in the Peloponnesus.
(Ar"gon) n. (Chem.) A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and
remarkable for its chemical inertness. Rayleigh and Ramsay.
(Ar"go*naut) n. [L. Argonauta, Gr. + sailor, ship. See Argo.]
1. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden
2. (Zoöl.) A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.
(||Ar`go*nau"ta) n. (Zoöl.) A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or
The animal has much resemblance to an Octopus. It has eight arms, two of which are expanded at
the end and clasp the shell, but are never elevated in the air for sails as was formerly supposed. The
creature swims beneath the surface by means of a jet of water, like other cephalopods. The male has
no shell, and is much smaller than the female. See Hectocotylus.
(Ar"go*naut"ic) a. [L. Argonauticus.] Of or pertaining to the Argonauts.
(Ar"go*sy) n.; pl. Argosies [Earlier ragusy, fr. ragusa meaning orig. a vessel of Ragusa.] A
large ship, esp. a merchant vessel of the largest size.
Where your argosies with portly sail . . .
Do overpeer the petty traffickers.
(||Ar`got") n. [F. Of unknown origin.] A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves,
tramps, and vagabonds; flash.
(Ar"gu*a*ble) a. Capable of being argued; admitting of debate.
(Ar"gue) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Argued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Arguing.] [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L.
argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]
1. To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to
I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will.
2. To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; - - followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend
without convincing him.
(Ar"gue), v. t.
1. To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the
cause was well argued.
2. To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.
So many laws argue so many sins.