Argus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (är'gus), [key]
- a giant with 100 eyes, set to guard the heifer Io: his eyes were transferred after his death to the peacock's tail.
- a son of Phrixus and builder of the Argo.
- (in the Odyssey) Odysseus' faithful dog, who recognized his master after twenty years and immediately died.
- any observant or vigilant person; a watchful guardian.
- (l.c.) any of several brilliantly marked Malayan pheasants of the Argusianus or Rheinardia genera.
- argus (Thesaurus)