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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

myth*mɪθ(n.)

  1. a traditional or legendary story, esp. one that involves gods and heroes and explains a cultural practice or natural phenomenon.

    Category: Mythology

  2. stories of this kind collectively.

    Category: Mythology

  3. an invented story, fictitious person, etc.:

    His account of the event is pure myth.

  4. a belief or set of beliefs, often unproven or false, that have accrued around a person, phenomenon, or institution:

    myths of racial superiority.

* Syn: See legend.

Origin of myth:

1820–30; < LL mȳthos < Gk mŷthos story, word

Princeton's WordNet

  1. myth(noun)

    a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. myth(noun)ɪθ

    an ancient story used to explain sth

    a Native American myth about the creation of the world; the characters of Greek myth

  2. mythɪθ

    sth that many people believe to be good or true, which is not

    the myth of the president's economic policies

Wiktionary

  1. myth(Noun)

    A traditional story which embodies a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; a sacred narrative regarding a god, a hero, the origin of the world or of a people, etc.

  2. myth(Noun)

    such stories as a genre

    Myth was the product of man's emotion and imagination, acted upon by his surroundings. (E. Clodd, Myths & Dreams (1885), 7, cited after OED)

  3. myth(Noun)

    A commonly-held but false belief, a common misconception; a fictitious or imaginary person or thing; a popular conception about a real person or event which exaggerates or idealizes reality.

  4. myth(Noun)

    A person or thing held in excessive or quasi-religious awe or admiration based on popular legend

    Father Flanagan was legendary, his institution an American myth. (Tucson (Arizona) Citizen, 20 September 1979, 5A/3, cited after OED)

  5. Origin: From . English since 1830.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myth(noun)

    a story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical

  2. Myth(noun)

    a person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable

Freebase

  1. Myth

    Myth is a series of real-time tactics video games. The games are: ⁕Myth: The Fallen Lords ⁕Myth II: Soulblighter ⁕Myth III: The Wolf Age Myth and Myth II were developed and self-published by Bungie between 1997 and 1999. As a result of Bungie's sale to Microsoft in 2000, the company lost the franchise rights to Take 2 Interactive. Myth III: The Wolf Age was developed by MumboJumbo and released by Take Two in 2001; it received generally good reviews, though many cited a number of bugs in the initial release. The Myth games are categorized as real-time tactics, representing a departure from established real-time strategy titles such as Warcraft and Command & Conquer; resource retrieval and unit construction were removed entirely to focus on squad- and soldier-level tactics. Some have argued that this has given the game a far greater sense of realism than its contemporaries. Some reviewers noticed that the Myth games drew a great deal of influence from Glen Cook's book series The Black Company.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MYTH' in Nouns Frequency: #1803


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

myth(noun)

an ancient, fictional story, especially one dealing with gods, heroes etc.

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