Meaning of myth

myth

Pronunciation: (mith), [key]
— n.
  1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
  2. stories or matter of this kind: realm of myth.
  3. any invented story, idea, or concept: His account of the event is pure myth.
  4. an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.
  5. an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.

myth.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. mythological.
  2. mythology.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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