from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The west wind.
- n. A gentle breeze.
- n. Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments.
- n. Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a light wind from the west
- n. any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
- n. any thing of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The west wind; poetically, any soft, mild, gentle breeze.
- n. In entomology, a butterfly of the genus Zephyrus.
- n. A trade-name for a textile fabric or yarn, very fine and light of its kind, and for some other things of similar qualities: chiefly in attributive use: as, zephyr worsted; zephyr crackers (that is, biscuits).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
- n. a slight wind (usually refreshing)
Middle English Zephirus, Zephyrus, from Latin Zephyrus, from Greek Zephuros.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος (Zephuros, "westerly wind") (Wiktionary)