zephyr(redirected from Zephyrs)
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1. The west wind.
2. A gentle breeze.
3. Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments, especially a lightweight, checked gingham fabric.
4. Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.
[Middle English Zephirus, Zephyrus, from Latin Zephyrus, from Greek Zephuros.]
1. (Physical Geography) a soft or gentle breeze
2. (Textiles) any of several delicate soft yarns, fabrics, or garments, usually of wool
[C16: from Latin zephyrus, from Greek zephuros the west wind; probably related to Greek zophos darkness, west]
1. a gentle, mild breeze.
2. (often cap.) Literary. the west wind.
3. any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric or yarn.
[before 1000; Middle English zeferus, zephirus, Old English zefferus < Latin zephyrus < Greek zéphyros]
syn: See wind1.
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|Noun||1.||zephyr - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"|
sea breeze - a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)
breath - a slight movement of the air; "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"
light air - wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale
light breeze - wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale
gentle breeze - wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale
moderate breeze - wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale
fresh breeze - wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale
strong breeze - wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale
|2.||Zephyr - (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks