UK [ˈdraɪæd] / US [ˈdraɪˌæd] / US [ˈdraɪəd] noun [countable]
Word forms "dryad":
singular dryad plural dryads
in ancient Greek literature, a female spirit who lives in trees

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Dryad — Dry ad, n. [L. dryas, pl. dryades, Gr. ?, pl. ?, fr. ? oak, tree. See {Tree}.] (Class. Myth.) A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dryad — 1550s, from L. dryas, from Gk. dryas (pl. dryades) wood nymph, from drus (gen. dryos) oak, from PIE *deru tree, wood, oak (see TREE (Cf. tree)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dryad — [drī′ad΄, drī′əd] n. pl. dryads or dryades [drī′ə dēz΄] [L dryas (gen. dryadis) < Gr < drys, an oak, TREE] [also D ] Gr. & Rom. Myth. any of the nymphs living in trees; wood nymph dryadic [drī ad′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Dryad — For other uses, see Dryad (disambiguation). Greek deities series Primordial deities Titans and Olympians Aquatic deities …   Wikipedia

  • DRYAD — This article is about the enciphering system. For other uses, see Dryad (disambiguation). The DRYAD Numeral Cipher/Authentication System (KTC 1400 D) is a simple, paper cryptographic system currently in use by the U.S. military for authentication …   Wikipedia

  • Dryad — A dryad is a naiad, or water nymph, with a towel. A naiad is inclined to be wet, whereas, once she has dried off, she becomes a dryad …   Dictionary of american slang

  • dryad — noun Etymology: Latin dryad , dryas, from Greek, from drys tree more at tree Date: 14th century wood nymph …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dryad — driada statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių (Rosaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Dryas). atitikmenys: lot. Dryas angl. dryad; mountain avens vok. Silberwurz rus. дриада lenk. dębik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • dryad — dryadic /druy ad ik/, adj. /druy euhd, ad/, n., pl. dryads, dryades / euh deez /. (often cap.) Class. Myth. a deity or nymph of the woods. Cf. hamadryad. [1545 55; extracted from Gk Dryádes, pl. of DRYÁS, deriv. of dry(s) tree, oak] * * * or …   Universalium

  • dryad — noun /ˈdraɪəd, æd/ In Greek myth, a female tree spirit …   Wiktionary

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