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zephyr Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    air; breeze; gentle wind.
    • the breeze was cooled by the lake
    • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
  2. noun (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind

Zeph"yr noun
L. zephyrus, Gr. , akin to darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. zéphyr.
  1. The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. "Soft the zephyr blows." Gray.
    As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet. Shak.

Webster 1913

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