Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AR-GIL'LO-AR-E-NA'CEOUS – AR-GU-MENT'AL
Consisting of clay and sand; as a soil.
Consisting of clay and calcarious earth.
AR-GIL-LO-CAL'CITE, n. [of argilla, clay, and calx, calcarious earth.]
A species of calcarious earth, with a large proportion of clay. – Kirwan.
AR-GIL-LO-MU'RITE, n. [of argilla, clay, and muria, brine or salt water; magnesia being obtained from sea-salt.]
A species of earth consisting of magnesia, mixed with silex; alumine and lime; a variety of magnesite. – Kirwan. Cleaveland.
Consisting of clay; clayey; partaking of clay; belonging to clay. – Brown.
Designating what belongs to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece, whose inhabitants were called Argivi. This name however is used by the poets for the Greeks in general. – Paus. Trans.
The name of the ship which carried Jason and his fifty-four companions to Colchis, in quest of the golden fleece.
Pertaining to the ship Argo. – Faber.
Belonging to Argolis, a territory or district of Peloponnese, between Arcadia and the Egean sea; as, the Argolic Gulf. – D'Anville.
The title of a chapter in Pausanias, which treats of Argolis. – Trans. B. ii. 15.
AR'GO-NAUT, n. [of Αργω, Jason's ship, and ναυτης, a sailor.]
One of the persons who sailed to Colchis with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the golden fleece. – Cicero. Pliny. Sir W. Jones.
AR-GO-NAUT'A, n. [See Argonaut.]
A genus of shells, of the class Cephalopoda. The shell consists of one spiral involuted valve. The Argo, with a subdentated carina, is the famous nautilus, which, when it sails, extends two of its arms, spreading a membrane, which serves for a sail, and six other arms are thrown out, for rowing or steering. – Encyc. Cuvier.
Pertaining to the Argonauts, or to their voyage to Colchis; as, the Argonautic story. – Sir W. Jones.
A poem on the subject of Jason's voyage, or the expedition of the Argonauts; as, the Argonautics of Orpheus, of V. Flaccus, and of Apollonius Rhodius. – Encyc.
the ship Argo, is a constellation in the southern hemisphere, whose stars, in the British catalogue, are sixty-four. – Encyc.
AR-GO-SY, n. [Sp. Argos, Jason's ship.]
A large merchant man; a carrac. – Shak.
AR-GUE, v.i. [L. arguo, to show, argue, accuse or convict; Fr. arguer; Sp. arguir; It. arguire. The radical sense of argue is to urge, drive, press, or struggle.]
- To reason; to invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion or measure; as, A argues in favor of a measure; B argues against it.
- To dispute; to reason with; followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend, a week, without convincing him.
- To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before the supreme court; the cause was well argued.
- To prove or evince; to manifest by inference or deduction; or to show reasons for; as, the order visible in the universe argues a divine cause.
- To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion.
- Formerly, to accuse or charge with; a Latin sense, now obsolete; as, to argue one of profaneness. – Dryden.
Debated; discussed; evinced; accused.
One who argues; a reasoner; a disputer; a controvertist.
Reasoning; argumentation. What doth your arguing reprove? Job vi.
Inventing and offering reasons; disputing; discussing; evincing; accusing.
AR'GU-MENT, n. [L. argumentum.]
- A reason offered for or against a proposition, opinion, or measure; a reason offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; followed by for or against.
- In logic, an inference drawn from premises, which are indisputable, or at least of probable truth. – Encyc.
- The subject of a discourse or writing. – Milton. Shak.
- An abstract or summary of a book, or the heads of the subjects.
- A debate or discussion; a series of reasoning; as, an argument was had before the court, in which argument, all the reasons were urged.
- In astronomy, an arch by which we seek another unknown arch, proportional to the first. – Chambers.
That admits of argument. – Chalmers.
Belonging to argument; consisting in argument. – Pope.