Definition of zephyr noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈzefə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzefər//
(old-fashioned or literary) Wind
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a soft gentle wind See related entries: Wind Word Originlate Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greek zephuros ‘(god of the) west wind’. The current sense dates from the late 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zephyr