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Meaning of "naiad" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAIAD

Via Latin from Greek nāias water nymph; related to náein to flow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NAIAD

naiad  [ˈnaɪæd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAIAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Naiad is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NAIAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

naiad

Naiad

In Greek mythology, the Naiads were a type of water nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water. They are distinct from river gods, who embodied rivers, and the very ancient spirits that inhabited the still waters of marshes, ponds and lagoon-lakes, such as pre-Mycenaean Lerna in the Argolid. Naiads were associated with fresh water, as the Oceanids were with saltwater and the Nereids specifically with the Mediterranean, but because the Greeks thought of the world's waters as all one system, which percolated in from the sea in deep cavernous spaces within the earth, there was some overlap. Arethusa, the nymph of a spring, could make her way through subterranean flows from the Peloponnesus, to surface on the island of Sicily.

Definition of naiad in the English dictionary

The first definition of naiad in the dictionary is a nymph dwelling in a lake, river, spring, or fountain. Other definition of naiad is the aquatic larva of the dragonfly, mayfly, and related insects. Naiad is also Also called: water nymph. any monocotyledonous submerged aquatic plant of the genus Naias, having narrow leaves and small flowers: family Naiadaceae.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAIAD


asclepiad
əˈskliːpɪæd
colubriad
kəˈljuːbrɪæd
dyad
ˈdaɪæd
eliad
ˈelɪæd
gesneriad
dʒesˈnɪərɪæd
gwiniad
ˈɡwɪnɪæd
mediad
ˈmiːdɪæd
mesiad
ˈmiːzɪæd
Omayyad
əʊˈmaɪæd
Ommiad
əʊˈmaɪæd
quinquenniad
kwɪŋˈkwenɪæd
spayad
ˈspeɪæd
triad
ˈtraɪæd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAIAD

naiant
NAIC
naik
nail
nail bar
nail bomb
nail brush
nail clippers
nail down
nail enamel
nail file
nail lacquer
nail one´s colours to the mast
nail polish
nail polish remover
nail puller
nail punch
nail scissors
nail set

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAIAD

ad
ahead
bad
bromeliad
cad
chiliad
dad
dead
download
glad
gwyniad
had
head
Hyderabad
Iliad
instead
jeremiad
myriad
Olympiad
pleiad

Synonyms and antonyms of naiad in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NAIAD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «naiad» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of naiad

Translation of «naiad» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAIAD

Find out the translation of naiad to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of naiad from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «naiad» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奈德
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

náyade
570 millions of speakers

English

naiad
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नैयाड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عروس النهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Наяда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Náiade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জলপরী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

naïade
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Naiad
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Najade
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナイアド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나이 아도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Naiad
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con nhộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

naiad
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

न्याद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

su perisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

naiade
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

naiad
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Наяда
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

naiad
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ναϊάδας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zoetwatermoessel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

naiad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

naiad
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of naiad

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAIAD»

The term «naiad» is regularly used and occupies the 104.753 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAIAD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about naiad

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAIAD»

Discover the use of naiad in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to naiad and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Naiad: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
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Lady Be Good: Erotic Love Stories by Naiad Press Authors
Lady Be Good is an intimate collection of short stories featuring all your favorite Naiad authors.
Barbara Grier, Christine Cassidy, 1997
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The Untitled Story of The Naiad's Wolf
And you arethe Naiad's Wolf.” “The Naiad's Wolf?” I sighed. “She left out part of the prophecy, butIsaw it in her mind. The Naiad's Wolf will watch, holding something precious lost. Thatwas Mona. I'm supposed to be alone, I guess.” I sighed.
MLE Balzic, 2011
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Lesbian Detective Fiction: Woman as Author, Subject and Reader
Tallahassee: Naiad, ¡988. Klein, Kathleen. The Woman Detective: Gender and Genre. 2nd ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, ¡995. Knight, Stephen. Crime Fiction, ¡800–2000: Detection, Death, Diversity. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: ...
Phyllis M. Betz, 2006
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The Fatal Cruise of the Argus: Two Captains in the War of 1812
Captain's Log, Naiad; Master's Log, Naiad; Andrews, Remarks, Naiad; Jackson, Logs of Sea Fights, 2:139-327. 29. Captain's Log, Naiad; Master's Log, Naiad, 15 -9 Oct. 1805; Jackson, Logs of Sea Fights, 2:146, "Euryalus Log," 18 Oct. 1805.
Ira Dye, 1994
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Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures
Naiad Press Lesbian publishing house. Cofounded by Barbara Grier (1933–) and Donna J.McBride (1940–) in January 1973, Naiad Press is the largest and most enduring lesbian publishing company in the world. In its first twenty-three years ...
George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman, 2003
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Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia
Najas filifolia Haynes Synonym: Najas ancistrocarpa Magnus (misapplied) Family: Najadaceae (naiad) or Hydrocharitaceae (frog's-bit) Georgia Natural Heritage Ranks: Gl/Sl Legal Status: GA-Endangered US-none Federal Wetland Status: ...
Linda G. Chafin, 2007
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The Romantic Naiad: Love Stories by Naiad Press Authors
A collection of stories by the authors writing for Naiad Press features tales of lesbians meeting at an advertising agency, cemeteries, and other locations, and finding sexual experience, true love, and mystery.
Katherine V. Forrest, Barbara Grier, 1993
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Seventh Catalog of the Vascular Plants of Ohio
6k W. L. E. Schmidt Slender Naiad. Najas gracillima (A. Braun ex Engelm.) Magnus Thread-like Naiad. Najas guadalupensis (Spreng.) Magnus Southern Naiad. *Najas marina L. Spiny Naiad. *Najas minor All. Eurasian Naiad, Eutrophic Naiad ...
Tom S. Cooperrider, Allison Cusick, John T. Kartesz, 2001
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Yachting
World- Class Comfort Underway and At Rest When it comes time to make chokes for lasting comfort aboard your yacht, may we suggest you look beyond the imitations and specify the truly legendary brand in yacht stabilization: genuine NAIAD ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAIAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term naiad is used in the context of the following news items.
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Where have all the shadflies gone?
... stages (egg, naiad or nymph and adult). Adult females lay eggs on the water surface after mating and the eggs sink to the bottom of the lake. «Orillia Packet & Times, Jul 15»
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The Show Must Go On for Festival Opera's Ariadne
The trio of Sara Duchovnay (Naiad), Betany Coffland (Dryad), and Molly Wilson (Echo) was delightful. They blended their voices beautifully and ... «San Francisco Classical Voice, Jul 15»
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Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library
... and Maria Bressi, Marian Edmondson, Cindy Heins and George Gratti, Dorothy Hawk, Bob and Caran Mattis, Naiad and Justin, Emily Parker, ... «News Item, Jul 15»
4
Julia Bailey claims historic victory at 2015 Scottish Mortgage …
Second placed Corinthian was GBR764 Naiad sailing by Mike and Monique Hayles and Julian Brooke-Houghton, and GBR515 Basilisk, sailed ... «BYM News, Jul 15»
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Nezaket Ekici shows how 'Everything we possess, possesses us too'
Elliott writes: “In this ritual of libation, Ekici adopts the role of an ancient Greek Naiad, a bringer of life and fertility, but within such a militantly ... «Cihan News Agency, Jun 15»
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Why Gay Press (Still Matters)
Many great ones have come and gone: Alyson, Naiad and Firebrand to name a few. Over the next few months I'll be looking at some of the ... «pride source.com, Jun 15»
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Windshield splashed with bugs could mean water quality in North …
... it seems odd to call an airborne creature aquatic. But these insects spend most of their lives in an aquatic life stage called a naiad or nymph. «North Country Now, Jun 15»
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New Marine Rescue boat powers up in Coffs
Commissioner Stacey Tannos said the 9.5-metre Naiad could be deployed up to 30 nautical miles offshore, making it a valuable new marine ... «Coffs Coast Advocate, Jun 15»
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Henry Moore and the Land
... images drawn from life are wonderful imaginary scenes inspired by these experiences, such as “Odysseus in the Naiad's Cave” (1944). «New York Times, Jun 15»
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OLAP Datastores, Timely Dataflow, Paul Ford is God, and Static …
Naiad: A Timely Dataflow System — in Timely Dataflow, the first two features are needed to execute iterative and incremental computations with ... «O'Reilly Radar, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Naiad [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/naiad>. Jul 2019 ».
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