any elongate cylindrical worm of the polychaete family Nereididae, including clamworms.
of or relating to the family Nereididae.
Other definitions for Nereid (2 of 2)
(sometimes lowercase)Classical Mythology. any of the 50 daughters of Nereus; a sea nymph.
Astronomy. a moon of the planet Neptune.
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How to use nereid in a sentence
It is related by Apollodorus that Thetis, who was also a nereid, wished to make her son immortal.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
On his carrying out the old womans suggestion the nereid cried out, Let go my child, dog!Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth | Frank Sidgwick
Small gold reel with repouss figures of nereid with helmet of Achilles, and Eros.
The stores of Hunter and nereid rockets—especially the remote-control jobs—were broken out.The Invaders | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Hunter and nereid guided missiles were set up as standard equipment in a number of brand-new places.The Invaders | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for Nereid (1 of 2)
Greek myth any of the 50 sea nymphs who were the daughters of the sea god Nereus
British Dictionary definitions for Nereid (2 of 2)
a satellite of the planet Neptune, in a large and highly eccentric orbit
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