argentine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Argentine of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people "Argentinian tango"
    • n argentine any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Argentine Argentina; in this sense, usually preceded by the.
    • Argentine A citizen of the Argentine Republic; an Argentinian.
    • Argentine (Zoöl) A fish of Europe (Maurolicus Pennantii) with silvery scales. The name is also applied to various fishes of the genus Argentina.
    • Argentine (Min) A siliceous variety of calcite, or carbonate of lime, having a silvery-white, pearly luster, and a waving or curved lamellar structure.
    • Argentine Of or pertaining to the Argentine Republic in South America.
    • Argentine Pertaining to, or resembling, silver; made of, or sounding like, silver; silvery. "Celestial Dian, goddess argentine ."
    • Argentine White metal coated with silver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • argentine Pertaining to or resembling silver; silvery; argent.
    • argentine [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the Rio de la Plata (Sp. plata, silver), the estuary of the rivers Paraná and Uruguay in South America, or the country called from it the Argentine Republic or Confederation, or Argentina.
    • n argentine A silvery-white slaty variety of calcite, containing a little silica with laminæ usually undulated, found in primitive rocks and frequently in metallic veins.
    • n argentine The tetroxid or antimoniate of antimony.
    • n argentine The silvery coloring matter of the scales of fishes.
    • n argentine A fish of the family Scopelidœ or Maurolicidœ.
    • n argentine White metal coated with silver.
    • n argentine [capitalized] A citizen or an inhabitant of the Argentine Republic.
    • n argentine Metallic tin in a state of fine subdivision, precipitated by zinc from a dilute solution of a tin salt: used for tinplating and for printing upon paper and cloth.
    • n argentine A gold coin of the Argentine Republic, equivalent to $4.824.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Argentine relating to or like silver: sounding like silver
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Quotations

  • General Leopoldo Galtieri
    General Leopoldo Galtieri
    “I feel very proud, even though they didn't elect me, to be President of the Argentines.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. argentin, fr. L. argentum, silver
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. argentum, silver.

Usage

In literature:

Maule and Nuble on the N. and Bio-Bio on the S., and extending from the Pacific to the Argentine boundary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Mexico and the Argentine Republic became involved in war with France; the French bombarded Vera Cruz and blockaded Buenos Ayres.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
Earthquake at Mendoza, Argentine Republic, destroys seven thousand lives.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
I could hear nothing of him, however, in the Argentine Republic.
"Long Live the King" by Guy Boothby
Corrientes is the western terminus of the Argentine North-Eastern railway, which crosses the province S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The Argentine had been expensive; the cheapness of Germany was thrown up all the clearer.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
The Argentine Republic has also some great names to boast among its women.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus
One was George Gissing, and the other W. H. Hudson, the Argentine naturalist.
"My First Book:" by Various
The Argentine Republic is the most advanced and prosperous country of South America.
"The Call of the World" by W. E. Doughty
Did I not tell you before that I intend him for your sister Argentine.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
In the Argentine Republic there is a Federation of Woman's Clubs, which, in 1901, joined the International Council of Women.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
You're the very picture of an Argentine vaquero.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
This region forms the Argentine territory of Los Andes and is habitable in places.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Napoleon I et la fondation de la Republique Argentine.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
There was no need to measure the share of a heavily-built Spaniard who was reputed to be a wealthy rancher from the Argentine.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
Parks, of Hallowell, Maine, with a cargo of lumber for ports in Argentine or Uruguay.
"Cruise and Captures of the Alabama" by Albert M. Goodrich
At the present time the Argentine "cedulas" tend to sell on a 7 per cent.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
A blockade of the ports of the Argentine Republic is thought probable.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine" by Various
They compete wi' t' Argentine an' t' United States, an' up go my prices.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
His scheme, however, for the organization of a mass-emigration of Jews to Argentine was sanctioned.
"Jewish Immigration to the United States from 1881 to 1910" by Samuel Joseph
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In poetry:

Neither the most agreeable Argentines,
Nor the race tracks on the Pampas,
Have the power to distract from his bad mood
The Consul General of France to La Plata!
"Argentine Republic — La Plata" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
He wrested o'er the rhymer's head * that garmenting which wrought
him wrong;
A flickering tissue argentine * down dripped its shivering silvers
long:-
"Better thou wov'st thy woof of life * than thou didst weave thy
woof of song!"
"A Judgment In Heaven" by Francis Thompson

In news:

Argentine Rains Yield Soybean Gains Posted Friday, December 7, at 4:50 PM.
Leonardo Favio, Argentine Film Director , Dies at 74.
In this June 3, 2008 photo, Argentine singer and filmmaker Leonardo Favio poses for a portrait in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Leonardo Favio, Argentine film director , dies aged 74.
Argentine national film institute spokeswoman Susan Casais says Favio died Monday after suffering from chronic illnesses.
A refree goes to speak with Argentine's Tigre players during the half time of their Copa Sudamericana football final match against Brazil's Sao Paulo at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday.
Investor wants $20 million for Argentine flagship.
Investor wants $20 million for Argentine flagship .
Check out this cool contraption for the urban dweller from Argentine designer Leonardo Fortunato.
Even in an Argentine prison I'm able to fulfill my UNC duties.
Fumes provide scare in Argentine capital.
Included are the funky Argentine ensemble Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, and Mexican singer Carla Morrison, who reinvents her hit "Dejenme Llorar" with help from Nina Diaz of the Texan trio Girl in a Coma.
La Rural, an Argentine bistro, looks a lot like its predecessor, Pampa.
Early in the third set of the Basel final, hometown favorite Roger Federer took some decidedly unfriendly fire from opponent Juan Martin del Potro on the Argentine's errant serve.
The Argentine forward scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league match.
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In science:

The Galactic absorption toward M 87 is modelled as neutral gas with Solar abundances with a column density fixed at NH = 1.94 × 1020 cm−2 , the value determined by the Leiden/Argentine/Bonn (LAB) Survey of Galactic H i (Kalberla et al. 2005).
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
Spectra from several radio telescopes are available, including the Green Bank 140 foot telescope, Green Bank 100 m Telescope (GBT), the Effelsberg 100 m telescope, and the Leiden-Argentine-Bonn Survey (Kalberla et al. 2005).
Exploring the Origin and Fate of the Magellanic Stream with Ultraviolet and Optical Absorption
I thank Argentine Minister Marcelo Cima for attending the seminar, representing Ambassador Jose Octavio Bordón, who was on official business in Puerto Rico.
Analysis of evidence of Mars life
The differences for the Argentine seasons compared with the US Standard Atmosphere are well below ±5% .
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Fluorescence yield Yλ in the US Standard Atmosphere only with pressure and √T -dependence together with the fluorescence yield as expected in Argentine atmospheres accounting for all newly known dependences.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Relative difference of the fluorescence yield Yλ in Argentine atmospheres with the latest results of pressure, temperature, and humidity dependences to that in the US Standard Atmosphere only with pressure and √T -dependence.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
The values given here refer to Argentine seasonal atmospheric models as used for the Pierre Auger Observatory .
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
For the profiles in Argentine atmospheres, all newly measured altitude dependences are taken into account.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Difference of the fluorescence light profiles in Argentine atmospheres to that in the US Standard Atmosphere as shown in Fig. 18 . only with pressure and √T -dependence together with the fluorescence yield as expected in Argentine atmospheres accounting for all newly known dependences.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
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