Argosy, as used by Shakespeare (e. g. , in King Henry VI, Part 3, Act 2, Scene VI; in the Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene III; and in the Taming of the Shrew, Act 2, Scene I), means a flotilla of merchant ships operating together under the same ownership. Henry the Sixth Part 3, is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1590 and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598 It is derived from the 16th century city Ragusa, now Dubrovnik, in Croatia, a major shipping power of the day and entered the language through the Italian "ragusea," meaning a Ragusan ship. ||-||-||-||-||-||-||} Dubrovnik (ˈdǔbro̞ːʋniːk Dalmatian: Ragusa; Latin: Ragusium, also Rhausium, Rhaugia; Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between The word bears no relation to the ship Argo from Greek mythology (Jason and the Argonauts). In Greek mythology, the Argo (Ἀργώ was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Since "argosy" and "odyssey" sound alike and both refer to ships or voyage by ship ("odyssey" refers to Odysseus' journey, not to his ship, which goes unnamed in Homer's Odyssey), occasionally "argosy" is misused as a synonym for "odyssey," namely as an adventure. The 1940s adventure magazine Argosy fixed that association in many minds.
The word Argosy can also refer to:
A travel trailer or caravan is a trailer towed behind a road Vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a In North American English the term recreational vehicle, and its acronym RV, are generally used to refer to an enclosed piece of equipment dually used as both Airstream is a brand of luxury Recreational vehicle manufactured in Jackson Center Ohio, USA. Argosy Gaming Company was an Alton, Illinois based Casino operator Argosy University is a private For-profit university, with 19 locations in 12 U Escape Velocity is a Single-player Role-playing space-adventure Computer game series first introduced in 1996 by Ambrosia Software Ambrosia Software is a predominantly Macintosh Software company located in Rochester, New York.© 2009 citizendia.org; parts available under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License, from http://en.wikipedia.org
- Argosy (magazine), an American pulp magazine
- Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, a 1920s British airliner
- Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy, a late 1950s British civilian cargo aircraft
- Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy, a 1960s British military transport aircraft
- Argosy Special Operations, an elite branch of the Systems Commonwealth's High Guard from the science fiction television series Andromeda. For the 1950s transport see Armstrong Whitworth AW660 Argosy The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a British three-engined Biplane The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a British post-war military transport/cargo aircraft and was the last aircraft produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a British post-war military transport/cargo aircraft and was the last aircraft produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. See Andromeda (disambiguation for other uses of "Andromeda"
- a 1970s brand of travel trailer and recreational vehicle created by the Airstream Company
- Argosy Gaming Company
- Argosy University, American 18-campus system
- two different spaceship types in the Escape Velocity game series by Ambrosia Software
- Argosy as in A Conrad Argosy - book by Joseph Conrad which includes many important works such as "Heart of Darkness" and "The Nigger of the Narcissus"
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