[ see-meyd ]

  1. a mermaid.

  2. a goddess or nymph of the sea.

Origin of sea-maid

First recorded in 1580–90; sea + maid
  • Also sea-maid·en [see-meyd-n]. /ˈsiˌmeɪd n/.

Words Nearby sea-maid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sea-maid in a sentence

  • A spondee is a foot of two equally accented syllables; as, mainspring, sea-maid.

  • Facing the bar, a startled sea maid turned her head, ever about to plunge to the safety of green seas.

    Stepsons of Light | Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • And before that despatch ever reached Wilmington the navy agent was in the offing in the Sea Maid.

    If, Yes and Perhaps | Edward Everett Hale
  • As it was, a pair of brown eyes blinded him, and the tones of a voice sweeter than the songs of Oberon's sea-maid filled his ears.

    A Fool For Love | Francis Lynde
  • Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he was begot between two stock-fishes.

    Measure for Measure | William Shakespeare