• (RP) IPA: /ˈæ.ɡəʊn/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæ.ɡoʊn/


  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
  2. An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
    • Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology.
  3. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  4. (uncountable) A two-player board game played on a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times.
    Synonyms: queen's guard
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