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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Greek Mythology The god of the north wind.
  • noun The north wind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek myth, the god of the north wind.
  • noun The north wind personified; a cold, northerly wind.
  • noun A genus of curious mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidæ, composed of wingless species which look like small wingless grasshoppers. They are often found on snow in the winter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The north wind; -- usually a personification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology The god of the North Wind.
  • proper noun poetic the north wind personified

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a wind that blows from the north
  • noun (Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin Boreās, from Greek, from boreios, coming from the north.]

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From Ancient Greek Βορέας (Boreās)

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