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noun(often lowercase)
  1. a member of a pre-Christian religious order among the ancient Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland.

Origin of Druid

1555–65; <Latin druidae (plural) <Gaulish; replacing druide<French; compare Old Irish druí (nominative), druid (dative, accusative) wizard

Other words from Druid

  • dru·id·ic, dru·id·i·cal, adjective
  • non-Druid, noun
  • non·dru·id·ic, adjective
  • non·dru·id·i·cal, adjective
  • sub·dru·id, noun

Words Nearby Druid

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How to use Druid in a sentence

  • The remark “is totally going to lose him the Norman, Druid, Jute and Saracen vote,” one wit commented.

  • Conway never comes right out and says Rand Paul is a God-hating Druid; he merely innocently asks, repeatedly, why Paul hates God.

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  • The mass fell straight, and without breaking; resting in its bed like a Druid cromlech precipitated in one piece.

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  • Did you not tell me, Wychecombe, that the Druid had sprung her foremast?

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  • I cruised off Morant Point for some time, keeping a very bright look-out for the Druid.

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British Dictionary definitions for druid


/ (ˈdruːɪd) /

noun(sometimes capital)
  1. a member of an ancient order of priests in Gaul, Britain, and Ireland in the pre-Christian era

  2. a member of any of several modern movements attempting to revive druidism

Origin of druid

C16: from Latin druides, of Gaulish origin; compare Old Irish druid wizards

Derived forms of druid

  • druidess (ˈdruːɪdɪs), fem n
  • druidic or druidical, adjective
  • druidry, noun

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