Definition of Nereid

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Sea Nymph
Specialized synonyms: Thetis



Definition of Nereid

1. n. A sea nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus, who were attendants upon Neptune, and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes with the human form entire, and sometimes with the tail of a fish.

Definition of Nereid

1. Proper noun. (astronomy) One of the satellites of the planet Neptune ¹

2. Noun. (Greek mythology) One of 50 sea nymphs who were attendants upon Poseidon (Neptune), and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes in human form and sometimes with the tail of a fish. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A worm of the genus ''Nereid'', having sharp retractable jaws and an annelid body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nereid

1. a sea nymph [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nereid

1. Origin: L. Nereis, -idis, gr, a daughter of Nereus, a nymph of the sea, fr. Nereus, an ancient sea god; akin to wet, Skr. Nara water, cf. Gr. To flow. 1. A sea nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus, who were attendants upon Neptune, and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes with the human form entire, and sometimes with the tail of a fish. 2. Any species of Nereis. The word is sometimes used for similar annelids of other families. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nereid

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Literary usage of Nereid

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1. The Book of American Pastimes: Containing a History of the Principal Base by Charles A. Peverelly (1866)
"The Nereid Boat Club of Newark, NJ, was organized May 15, 1866, ... The Nereid Club has engaged but in one race, which was rowed on Monday, September 3, ..."

2. A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities by Arthur Hamilton Smith, British Museum Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1900)
"THE Nereid MONUMENT. The richly-adorned Ionic structure which is known as the Nereid ... The position occupied by the Nereid Monument was the brow of a ..."

3. A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries of the British Museum (Bloomsbury) with by British Museum (1894)
"[The stair at the South end of the Mausoleum Room leads up to the Nereid Room.] Nereid ROOM. The sculptures of the Nereid Monument were discovered at ..."

4. The Age of Fable; Or, Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch, John Loughran Scott (1898)
"Earth, surrounded as she was by waters, yet with head and Nereid (Naples). 'shoulders bare, screening her face with her hand, ..."

5. The Irish Jurist (1863)
"The wind at the time was SE and fresh, as proved by the masters of two sailing ships, and afterwards conceded by the defendants; and the Nereid was going ..."

6. History of the American Privateers, and Letters-of-marque: During Our War by George Coggeshall (1856)
"Two days after dispatching the Nereid, I took a whaleman from London, bound for the South Seas, but as she was of no value, I took out such stores, etc., ..."

7. Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology by Babette Deutsch, Avrahm Yarmolinsky (1921)
"... A Nereid Among the glaucous waves that kiss gold Tauris' beaches I saw a Nereid, as dawn flushed heaven's reaches. ..."

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