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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Zephyr mean? 

ZEPHYR (noun)
  The noun ZEPHYR has 2 senses:

1. a slight wind (usually refreshing)
2. (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind

  Familiarity information: ZEPHYR used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ZEPHYR (noun)

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A slight wind (usually refreshing)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena


breeze; gentle wind; zephyr; air

Context examples:

the breeze was cooled by the lake / as he waited he could feel the air on his neck

Hypernyms ("zephyr" is a kind of...):

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zephyr"):

sea breeze (a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime))

breath (a slight movement of the air)

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)

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(Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)

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