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Definition of the noun argus

What does argus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • argus: arguses
  • Argus: Arguses

  1. (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
    • domain: Greek mythology
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: giant = an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength
  2. large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant

Alternative definition of the noun argus


  1. An alert, observant person


  1. Argus is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. He first appeared during the Bloodlines crossover event in Flash Annual v2, #6, and was created by Mark Waid and Phil Hester.
  2. Argus is the fictional representation of Argus, the king and eponym of Argos.
  3. Argus is a fictional character from the 1995 film High Lonesome.
  4. Argus is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Wretched Prologue.
  5. Argus is a Notorious Monster of the hecteyes family in the massively multiplayer online role playing game Final Fantasy XI. Its name is taken from Greek Mythology after Argus Panoptes, the all-seeing, 100 eyed giant. Keeping with tradition, the monster has at least 10 eyes which never blink simultaneously.
  6. Argus is a fictional character from the 2014 film Métamorphoses.


"Argus" is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by NMK in 1986, licensed to Jaleco. One controls a fighter jet and shoot enemies in the air and on the ground, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. One button is used to shoot missiles and the other is used to shoot a laser that shoots enemies and power-ups on the ground.

  • mode: Cooperative gameplay, Single-player video game
  • developer: NMK
  • genres: Shooter game, Action game
  • released in (29 years ago)


  1. "Argus" is the third album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the most popular Wishbone Ash album and widely considered their greatest by fans and reviewers. It was named "Album of the Year" in the 1972 year-end issue of Sounds magazine. The album features a blend of progressive rock, folk, and hard rock, and is considered a landmark album in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonisation later adopted by bands such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. The sound engineer on Argus was Martin Birch, who also worked with Deep Purple, later with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and other hard rock bands. The bulk of the melodies and lyrics were provided by bassist/lead vocalist Martin Turner, although all members contributed to the song arrangements.
  2. "Argus" is a musical album of Argus.
    • released in (14 years ago)


  1. Argus is a musical group.
    • albums: "Valle azul", "El vigilante"
  2. Argus is a musical group.
    • albums: "Boldly Stride the Doomed", "Argus", "Beyond the Martyrs"
  3. Argus is a musical group.
    • album: "Argus"

There are other groups with in their name, like Argus Eye.


  1. Argus was an American maker of cameras and photographic products, founded in 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Argus originated as a subsidiary of the International Radio Corporation, founded by Charles Verschoor. Its best-known product was the C3 rangefinder camera, which enjoyed a 27-year production run and became one of the top-selling cameras in history. The company's Model A was the first low-cost 35 mm camera in the United States. Argus was acquired by Sylvania in 1959 and sold off in 1969, by which time it had ceased camera production.
  2. The Argus was a German automobile manufactured by Internationale Automobilzentrale KG Jeannin & Co from 1902 to 1904, then Argus Motoren-Gesellschaft Jeannin & Co from 1904 to 1906, and then Argus Motoren-Gesellschaft m.b.H. from November 1906 to 1945.
  3. Argus is a record label.
  4. Argus Software, formerly Realm Business Solutions, is a company that produces financial software for the commercial real estate industry.


  1. Argus a.k.a. Argus, California: Argus is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Argus is 17 miles east-northeast of Ridgecrest. Argus and the communities of Pioneer Point, Trona, and Searles Valley make up the Searles Valley census-designated place.
  2. ARGUS is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as ARGUS waypoint, ARGUS fix, waypoint ARGUS, fix ARGUS
  3. ARGUS is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as ARGUS waypoint, waypoint ARGUS, ARGUS fix, fix ARGUS
  4. Argus a.k.a. Argus, Pennsylvania: Argus is an historic community located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It operated a U.S. Post office until 1953.


Argus is a drinking establishment.


  1. Argus: In Greek mythology, Argus was the king and eponym of Argos. He was a son of Zeus and Niobe, daughter of Phoroneus, and is possibly the brother of Pelasgus. Argus succeeded to his maternal grandfather's power over Peloponnese, naming the kingdom after himself. A scholiast on Homer calls Argus the son and successor of Apis. Jerome and Eusebius, citing the now-lost history of Castor of Rhodes, also agree in making Argus the successor of Apis, and son of Zeus and Niobe, and give the length of his reign over "Argeia" as 70 years.
  2. Argus: In Greek mythology, Argus was the builder and eponym of the ship Argo, and consequently one of the Argonauts; he was said to have constructed the ship under Athena's guidance. Arestor, a member of the Argive royal house, is given as his father by Apollonius Rhodius and John Tzetzes, but Hyginus says Argus' parents were Polybus and Argia. In Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Argus is said to have originated from Thespiae. Argus was also credited with creating a wooden statue of Hera that was a cult object in Tiryns.
  3. Argus is a programming language created at MIT by Barbara Liskov between 1982 and 1988, in collaboration with Maurice Herlihy, Paul Johnson, Robert Scheifler, and William Weihl. It is an extension of the CLU language, and utilizes most of the same syntax and semantics. Argus was designed to support the creation of distributed programs, by encapsulating related procedures within objects called guardians, and by supporting atomic operations called actions.
  4. Argus is a systems and network monitoring application. It is designed to monitor the status of network services, servers, and other network hardware. It will send alerts when it detects problems.
  5. Argus was a Norwegian debate show hosted by Mona Høiness, that aired on TV3.
    • begun in and completed in (21 years ago)
    • country: Norway
  6. The ARGUS experiment was a particle physics experiment that ran at the electron-positron collider ring DORIS II at DESY. It is the first experiment that observed the mixing of the B mesons.
  7. Argus is a ship.
  8. Argus is a software.

Phrases with Argus

Phrases starting with the word Argus:

  1. argus-eyed
  2. Argus Moray
  3. Argus Hermit

Phrases ending with the word Argus:

  1. Rosa Argus
  2. Brown Argus
  3. Genus Argus
  4. Great Argus
  5. Julis argus
  6. Murex Argus
  7. Rubus Argus
  8. Sibon argus
  9. Tyrse Argus
  10. Argina Argus
  11. Channa argus
  12. Cichla Argus
  13. Cliona argus
  14. Idiops Argus
  15. Ixalus Argus
  16. Labrus argus
  17. Scotch argus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Argus

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Google previewPaphiopedilum (2014)

by Braem, Chiron, Öhlund

argus is a unique species and can hardly be mistaken. It is easily recognised and distinguished by the obliquely positioned, heavily spotted, untwisted petals that point downward at an angle of about 20 to 30 ...

Google previewRe-Energising Indian Intelligence (2013)

by Manoj Shrivastava

Project ARGUS is an initiative of the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office, which explores ways to aid the common man in preventing, handling and recovering from a terrorist attack. Argus is a free event which takes participant ...

Google previewThe Boys' Outfitter (1919)

Argus is an easy talker and an interesting one and does not need to be wheedled into speech. “\ Vell, we find that the waistline is giving way to other fashions. The Norfolk, the ...

Google previewThree-Dimensional Television, Video, and Display Technologies (2002)

by Bahram Javidi, Fumio Okano

Our Argus is a distributed supercomputer with 64 distributed digital cameras. This chapter describes the hardware architecture of this system and presents results from two preliminary tests of 3-D image streaming under diverse conditions.

Google previewTwo tragedies of Mr. Lee, namely Theodosius and Oedipus, etc. [each in five acts and in verse.] (Oedipus ... written by Dryden and Lee, etc.). (1786)

by Nathaniel LEE

While Argus is a People, think your Thebes Can' never want for subjects. Every nation Will crowd to serve where OEdipus commands'Cre. [To Haem.] How mean it them to saWn up'on a viClOfl Hem. Had you beheld him fight, you had said ...

Google previewGesta Romanorum (2014)

Argus is any prelate, who ought to ...

Google previewWireless Technology (2008)

by Mary Firestone

The implant is called Argus II. It works like this: A tiny camera on the patient's eyeglasses captures an image. This image is sent wirelessly to a device the patient can wear on a belt. There, the image is converted to electrical pulses and sent ...

Google previewArea 51 - Black Jets (2014)

A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base by Bill Yenne

An Army system is called Argus— IS.

Google previewAustralian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time (1879)

Containing the History of Australasia from 1542 to May, 1879 by John Henniker Heaton

Forbkb Times Gazette Gun Ixnes Guardian 9t Examiner Goi'LBUiiX Herald m Argus ., Evening Post Crrnfell Mining Record Grafton Richmond and Clarence River Examiner „ Argus M Observer Glloono Advocate Gi NNiso Leader Gi'kdaqai ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles (2011)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Ocellated Gecko Sphaerodactylus argus Gosse, 1850 Mongolian Racerunner Eremias argusPeters, 1869 Argus...

Argus Gecko Cnemaspis argusDring, 1979 [Alt. Dring's Rock Gecko] Argus was a mythological Greek giant who had ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes] (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Navy brig Argus performed distinguished service during the War with Tripoli and in enforcing the trade embargo. Under Master Commandant William H . Allen, it took 19 prizes during the War of 1812 but was defeated by the large ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

html argus− client IP network transaction auditing tool argus is a network transaction auditing tool that allows the user to easily classify connections using tcpdump(1) compliant ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II (2002)

by Chris Bishop

Argus. Proposals had been made before World War 1 for an aircraft-carrier with a straight-through flightdeck capable of handling the launch and recovery of wheeled aircraft, but the Royal Navy had to 'make do' with improvised seaplane ...

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Scrabble value of A1R1G2U1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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