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Definition 1: a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly) - [noun denoting animal]

(nymph is a kind of ...) the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

Definition 2: (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden - [noun denoting person]

Samples where nymph or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water

(nymph is a kind of ...) a deity of classical mythology

(... is a kind of nymph ) nymph who merged with Hermaphroditus to form one body

(... is a kind of nymph ) a deity or nymph of the woods

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) one of the 7 Pleiades

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera

(... is a kind of nymph ) (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

(nymph belongs to category ...) the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks

Definition 3: a voluptuously beautiful young woman - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for nymph in the sense of this definition

(nymph is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

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