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zeph·yr

 (zĕf′ər)
n.
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.]
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zephyr

(ˈzɛfə)
n
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]
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zeph•yr

(ˈzɛf ər)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zephyr - a slight wind (usually refreshing)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
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
2.zephyr - (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west windZephyr - (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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zephyr

noun
1. A gentle wind:
2. A natural movement or current of air:
Archaic: gale.
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Translations
zefýr
Zefyros
zefírZephürosz

zephyr

[ˈzefəʳ] Ncéfiro m
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zephyr

n (poet)Zephir m (poet), → Zephyr m (poet)
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zephyr

[ˈzɛfəʳ] n (liter) → zefiro
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