noun \ˈr-ē-ˌad, -ē-əd\

Definition of OREAD

:  any of the nymphs of mountains and hills in Greek mythology

Examples of OREAD

  1. <oreads supposedly prefer to live in hills and mountains>

Origin of OREAD

Middle English oreades, plural, from Latin oread-, oreas, from Greek oreiad-, oreias, from oreios of a mountain, from oros mountain — more at orient
First Known Use: 14th century


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