a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
a fleet of such ships.
an opulent supply.
His genius was intended to be an argosy, bearing rich cargo between the ports of the gods and those of men.
The Key to Yesterday Charles Neville Buck
The argosy has been so good this year I must have it another; enclosed is $1.75.
Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884 Various
“I haven’t much idea the argosy is read in foreign capitals,” Jeff felt bound to assure her.
The Prisoner Alice Brown
With much reluctance the Khan consented, and the argosy set forth.
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8 Various
To her, Bill would not merely be the proprietor and chief passenger of this argosy, but the captain, as well.
Good References E. J. Rath
For what argosy of gin was she straining her old eyes seaward?
And Even Now Max Beerbohm
Theirs are the halcyon calms succeeding the storms which our argosy had so stoutly weathered.
The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson Compiled From Family Letters and Reminiscences Sarah N. Randolph
His argosy which he had hoped to see returning from her voyage laden with golden freight!
Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
How the news of this argosy flew even to towns a day’s journey up from the coast!
The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories Various
Is not my anger terrible as I dash your argosy, your thunder-bearing frigate, into fragments, as you would crack an eggshell?
A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
noun (pl) -sies
(archaic or poetic) a large abundantly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships
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.
a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves’ argot. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists’ argot. Contemporary Examples In the argot of the wonks and […]
a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves’ argot. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists’ argot. noun slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group, […]
French name of . Historical Examples Thus Vaud and Argovie were both provinces, owned and ruled by Berne. A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper noun the French name for Aargau
susceptible to debate, challenge, or doubt; questionable: Whether this is the best plan of action or not is arguable. susceptible to being supported by convincing or persuasive argument: Admirers agree that it is arguable he is the finest pianist of his generation. Contemporary Examples With the arguable exception of Volver, every movie he has released […]