Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nymph

3 senses of nymph

Sense 1
nymph -- ((classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water")
       => Greco-Roman deity, Graeco-Roman deity -- (a deity of classical mythology)

Sense 2
nymph -- (a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly))
       => larva -- (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)

Sense 3
nymph, houri -- (a voluptuously beautiful young woman)
       => woman, adult female -- (an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted")

2024, Cloud WordNet Browser