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nymph - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'nymph' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Nymph [ n.]
- A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.
- A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.
- The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.
- Any one of a subfamily (Najades) of butterflies including the purples, the fritillaries, the peacock butterfly, etc.; -- called also naiad.

Meaning of 'nymph' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . nymph [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
Example in sentence:
  • the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water