Definitions for: Zephyr


[n] (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
[n] a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"



Webster (1913) Definition: Zeph"yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness,
the dark side, west: cf. F. z['e]phyr.]
The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. ``Soft
the zephyr blows.'' --Gray.

As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet. --Shak.

Zephyr cloth, a thin kind of cassimere made in Belgium;
also, a waterproof fabric of wool.

Zephyr shawl, a kind of thin, light, embroidered shawl made
of worsted and cotton.

Zephyr yarn, or worsted, a fine, soft kind of yarn or
worsted, -- used for knitting and embroidery.

Synonyms: air, breeze, gentle wind

See Also: breath, fresh breeze, gentle breeze, Greek deity, light air, light breeze, moderate breeze, sea breeze, strong breeze, wind

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Famous Quotes Containing Zephyr:


I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind.

-- Grover Cleveland (American President)


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