Definition of Oread

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Nymph



Definition of Oread

1. n. One of the nymphs of mountains and grottoes.

Definition of Oread

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) A mountain nymph. An anthropomorphic appearance of the spirit of a mountain. ¹

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Definition of Oread

1. a mountain nymph in Greek mythology [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oread

1. One of the nymphs of mountains and grottoes. "Like a wood nymph light, Oread or Dryad." (Milton) Origin: L. Oreas, -adis, Gr, fr. Mountain: cf. F. Oreade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oread

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oread (current term)
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Literary usage of Oread

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1. Reports ... 2d Series by International Labour Office, United States Tariff Commission (1915)
"oread limestone and there is little doubt but that it passes below the oread ... oread limestone member.—The oread limestone consists of four beds of ..."

2. The University Geological Survey of Kansas: Reports by Kansas Geological Survey (1896)
"oread LIMESTONE. Ascending the hill at the State University we find near its summit ... These systems have been named the oread limestones in honor of Mount ..."

3. The Stratigraphy of the Pennsylvania Series in Missouri by Henry Hinds, Frank Cook Greene, David White, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1915)
"oread limestone and there is little doubt but that it passes below the oread ... oread limestone member.—The oread limestone consists of four beds of ..."

4. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"... seems less of a contemporary than an inspired anachronism. oread Whirl up, sea— Whirl your pointed pines. Splash your great pines On our rocks. ..."

5. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"oread Whirl up, sea— Whirl your pointed pines. Splash your great pines On our rocks. Hurl your green over us— Cover us with your pools of fir. ..."

6. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"oread Whirl up, sea— Whirl your pointed pines. Splash your great pines On our rocks. Hurl your green over us— Cover us with your pools of fir. ..."

7. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs by Crawford Howell Toy (1899)
"describing the disgusting morsel, and this may perhaps be given by second cl. of v.3 : /'/ is oread of deceit, that is, not offered in true hospitality. ..."

8. Some Imagist Poets: An Anthology by Richard Aldington (1915)
"... oread WHIRL up, sea — Whirl your pointed pines, Splash your great pines On our rocks, Hurl your green over us, Cover us with your pools of fir. ['•. ..."

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