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Definitions of myth

  1. a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A legend; a traditional story, often founded on some fact of nature, or on an event in the early existence of a people, and embodying some religious belief, idea of the world, of nature, or of the gods, etc., of that people; an imaginary person, thing, or event. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A fable: a legend: a fabulous narrative founded on a remote event, esp. those made in the early period of a people's existence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Mythic, mythical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A fictitius narrative for the time received as historical; imaginary person; tradition; popular fable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A legend, magnified by tradition, and given out as historical, affecting the origin of a race or a religion, and expressive of primitive beliefs or forms of belief; a fable; an invention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A fanciful narrative, in some respects founded on real events; a creation of the imagination; a poetic fiction; a fable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for myth

  1. We saw that the Australian moon- myth of Mityan was of a native cat. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  2. The Teutonic myth of the World- tree was dealt with fully in the chapter on Subterranean Waters. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer