Definition of Nymph

1. Noun. (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden. "The ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"




2. Noun. A larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly).
Generic synonyms: Larva

3. Noun. A voluptuously beautiful young woman.
Exact synonyms: Houri
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

Definition of Nymph

1. n. A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.

Definition of Nymph

1. Noun. The larva of certain insects. ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier Greek & Roman mythology) Any minor female deity associated with water, forests, grotto, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A young girl, especially one who inspires lustful feelings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nymph

1. a female spirit [n -S] : NYMPHAL, NYMPHEAN [adj]

Medical Definition of Nymph

1. 1. 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. The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis. 4. Any one of a subfamily (Najades) of butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the peacock butterfly, etc. Synonym: naiad. Origin: L. Nympha nymph, bride, young woman, Gr., cf. F. Nymphe. Cf. Nuptial. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nymph

nying
nyjer
nylgau
nylgaus
nylghai
nylghais
nylghau
nylghaus
nylidrin
nylidrin hydrochloride
nylon
nylon stocking
nylonase
nylons
nym
nymph (current term)
nymph of the pavé
nymphae
nymphaea
nymphaeum
nymphales
nymphalid
nymphalids
nymphean
nymphetic

Literary usage of Nymph

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"OF Chloe all thv town has rung, By evety size of poets sung : So beautiful a nymph appear! But once in twenty thousand years; Ну Nature forni'd with nicest ..."

2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The term nymph.—An immature instar of an insect that undergoes a gradual metamorphosis is termed a nymph. In old entomological works, and especially in ..."

3. English Poetry (1170-1892). by John Matthews Manley (1907)
"60 —IGNOTO THE SHEPHERD'S COMMENDATION OF HIS nymph What shepherd can express The favour of her face, To whom in this distress I do appeal for grace ? ..."

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