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Meaning of NYMPH

Pronunciation:  nimf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
  2. [n]  (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
  3. [n]  a voluptuously beautiful young woman
 

NYMPH is a 5 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: houri
 
 See Also: adult female, Asterope, Atlantides, Daphne, dryad, Echo, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Hesperides, Hyades, larva, Oread, Pleiades, Salmacis, Sterope, water nymph, woman, wood nymph

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nymph\, n. [L. nympha nymph, bride, young woman, Gr. ?:
cf. F. nymphe. Cf. {Nuptial}.]
1. (Class. Myth.) A goddess of the mountains, forests,
   meadows, or waters.

         Where were ye, nymphs, when the remorseless deep
         Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas ?
                                               --Milton.

2. Hence: A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.

         Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remembered.
                                               --Shak.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a subfamily ({Najades}) of
   butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the
   peacock butterfly, etc.; -- called also {naiad}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing nymphs in your dream indicates that passionate desires will be joyously realized.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Anlage, arachnid, arthropod, Atlantides, aurelia, beetle, blastula, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod, chippy, chrysalis, cocoon, daddy longlegs, diplopod, dryad, embryo, fetus, floozy, flower nymph, fly, germ, germen, glen nymph, grisette, grub, hamadryad, harvestman, hexapod, Hyades, insect, larva, limoniad, maggot, millepede, millipede, mite, mountain nymph, Napaea, nympha, nymphet, nymphlin, oread, Pleiades, pupa, rudiment, scorpion, spider, tarantula, tick, tree nymph, vila, wiggler, willi, wood nymph, wriggler, zygote
 

 

 

 

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