Definition of Oceanid in US English:


nounPlural Oceanids, Plural Oceanides

Greek Mythology
  • A sea nymph; one of the daughters of Oceanus.

    • ‘Each painting features a dazzlingly nubile Phoebus Apollo surrounded by a throng of Oceanides, Tritons, and other marine creatures.’
    • ‘Circe's father was Helios, the God of the Sun and her mother was Perse, an Oceanid.’
    • ‘She is Juno’s messenger, and an Oceanid: the offspring of an unending stream of water that encircles the earth.’


From French Océanide, from Greek ōkeanis, ōkeanid-.