nounRoman Mythology Greek
A nymph believed to inhabit mountains.
- ‘I would, while listening, gaze at the record cover with its image of Julie leaping in mid-flight like an oread, her skirt billowing up with carefree delight.’
- ‘Oreads danced under the pale moon-bows.’
From Latin Oreas, Oread-, from Greek Oreias, from oros mountain.