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n. Greek Mythology
Any of a group of mountain nymphs.

[Latin Orēas, Orēad-, from Greek Oreias, from oreios, of a mountain, from oros, mountain.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a mountain nymph
[C16: via Latin from Greek Oreias, from oros mountain]


(ˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr-)

(in Greek myth) any of a group of nymphs presiding over mountains and hills.
[< Latin Orēad- (s. of Orēas) < Greek Oreiad- (s. of Oreiás), n. use of oreiás of the mountains =órei(os) of the mountains (derivative of óros mountain) + -as feminine patronymic suffix]
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Noun1.Oread - (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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"
References in classic literature ?
Did some Heliconian Oread give him thee, a new-born joy?
Thus saying, from her Husbands hand her hand Soft she withdrew, and like a Wood-Nymph light OREAD or DRYAD, or of DELIA's Traine, Betook her to the Groves, but DELIA's self In gate surpass'd and Goddess-like deport, Though not as shee with Bow and Quiver armd, But with such Gardning Tools as Are yet rude, Guiltless of fire had formd, or Angels brought, To PALES, or POMONA, thus adornd, Likest she seemd, POMONA when she fled VERTUMNUS, or to CERES in her Prime, Yet Virgin of PROSERPINA from JOVE.
The city could have erected an 800-space parking lot on Oread Street with a drive-thru meth lab and no one would blink.
The age-appropriate (A- mile, A' mile and 1 mile) course for triathletes to be will take place along portions of The Oread IRONMAN 70.
5th - Kenyon Farrow, 7-8pm, Ecumenical Christian Ministries (ECM), 1204 Oread Ave.
OREAD Whirl up, sea-- Whirl your pointed pines, Splash your great pines On our rocks, Hurl your green over us, Cover us with your pools of fir.
oRead, watch TV, and go to the movies with your kids.
At the end of my two-day lecturing series, I asked the hotel manager how he knew nothing about the Internet yet he knew one could oread about the world.
Marcano sees this as an opportunity to extend EMA to a new group of potential customers, including IS and manufacturing personnel, which he believes will complement the company's main customer base--some 6,000 users of Oread.
Cambridge Major Laboratories has announced the acquisition of the pilot plant assets of the former Oread facility in Lawrence, Kansas.
Oread, where the school is located, would ease his asthma.