Meaning of naiad
Pronunciation: (nā'ad, -ud, nī'-), [key]
— pl. -ads, -a•des
- (sometimes cap.)any of a class of nymphs presiding over rivers and springs.
- the juvenile form of the dragonfly, damselfly, or mayfly.
- a female swimmer, esp. an expert one.
- a plant of the genus Najas, having narrow leaves and solitary flowers.
- an aquatic nymph.
- a freshwater mussel.
- naiad (Thesaurus)