Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Enid

[ee-nid]
See more synonyms for Enid on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a city in N Oklahoma.
  2. Arthurian Romance. the constant and patient wife of Sir Geraint in The Mabinogion and in Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
  3. a female given name.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for enid

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • And at dinner she was not nice to Enid and Elaine who admired her hero too frankly.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • This description was Enid Biddell's, she being happy and therefore frivolous.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • But it was Arthur Coryston, wasn't it, who sent you that extra order for to-day, Enid?

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Have you at all made up your mind, Enid, what you are going to say?

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Enid Glenwilliam canvassed them all at least as freely as her neighbors.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward


British Dictionary definitions for enid

Enid

noun
  1. (in Arthurian legend) the faithful wife of Geraint
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for enid

Enid

fem. proper name, from Middle Welsh eneit, "purity," literally "soul," from PIE *ane-tyo-, from root *ane- "to breathe" (see animus).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper