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Meaning of "zephyr" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZEPHYR

From Latin zephyrus, from Greek zephuros the west wind; probably related to Greek zophos darkness, west.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZEPHYR

zephyr  [ˈzɛfə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZEPHYR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zephyr is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZEPHYR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Zephyr

Zephyr may refer to: ▪ A light wind or west wind ▪ Zephyrus, one of the Anemoi and the Greek god of the west wind ▪ Zephyranthes, a plant genus whose species include the zephyr lily ▪ Zephyr, well-known graffiti artist from New York City ▪ Zephyr, a 1998 stainless steel sculpture by Steve Wooldridge on the IUPUI campus ▪ Zephyr, codename of the Soviet spy Mikhail Mukasei, active from the 1940s through the 1970s ▪ Zephyr, North Carolina ▪ Zephyr, Texas ▪ Zephyr, Ontario ▪ Zephyr Glacier...

Definition of zephyr in the English dictionary

The definition of zephyr in the dictionary is a soft or gentle breeze. Other definition of zephyr is any of several delicate soft yarns, fabrics, or garments, usually of wool.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZEPHYR


heifer
ˈhɛfə
kefir
ˈkɛfə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZEPHYR

zeolite
zeolitic
zeolitiform
zep
Zeph.
Zephaniah
Zephyrus
zeppelin
zeppole
zeptosecond
zerda
zerk
Zermatt
zero
zero altitude
zero balancing

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZEPHYR

Anadyr
Ayr
Edward the Martyr
Freyr
Gulf of Anadyr
Justin Martyr
martyr
metric martyr
protomartyr
pseudomartyr
rhombenporphyr
satyr
skyr
Steyr
Tyr
Valkyr
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Synonyms and antonyms of zephyr in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zephyr» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZEPHYR

Find out the translation of zephyr to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zephyr from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zephyr» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

和风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

céfiro
570 millions of speakers

English

zephyr
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हलकी हवा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زفير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зефир
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zephyr
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পশ্চিমা বাতাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zéphyr
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zephyr
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zephir
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゼファー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zephyr
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một thứ vải mỏng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேல் காற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झोळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zefir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zeffiro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zefir
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зефір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Zephyr
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

zephyr
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Zephyr
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

zephyr
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

zephyr
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zephyr

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEPHYR»

The term «zephyr» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.667 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEPHYR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zephyr» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zephyr» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zephyr

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZEPHYR»

Discover the use of zephyr in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zephyr and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Zephyr Takes Flight
When a little girl who loves planes is sent to her bedroom for doing a loop-de-loop off the couch, she finds a secret door leading to a room filled with real flying machines and sets off on an exciting adventure.
‎2012
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Zephyr: Tracking a Dream Across America
A journalist recounts his experiences and the people he met on a trip aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr as it traveled across America's most storied transcontinental rail route. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Henry Kisor, 1994
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Home Field: Texas High School Football Stadiums from Alice ...
Sure to bring back memories as soon as you open the book, Home Field captures what football is supposed to be—"simple and pure, like a perfect spiral arcing gracefully across the sky."
Bobby Hawthorne, 2010
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The Wreck of the Zephyr
“Under a full moon, he sailed the Zephyr into the bay. He tried to remember everything the sailor had told him. He tried to feel the wind pulling his boat forward, lifting it up. Then, suddenly, the boy felt the Zephyr begin to shake. The sound Of ...
Chris Van Allsburg, 2013
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The Perdition of Zephyr Hopkins
Zephyr peered across the sea of cubicles and saw Collin Nordstrom motioning in that h )hndey-hnZ-I7n-n0Z-reaZh/j/0nr-hndefl/ method he had become so efficient at oozing. The general rule that a company's best salesman usually makes the ...
Jesse S. Greever, 2013
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Chilton's Ford Fairmont/Zephyr: 1978-83 Repair Manual
Covers all models of Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr.
Chilton Book Company, The Nichols/Chilton, 1997
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The Cruise of the “Zephyr,” Or the Humorous Adventures of ...
So while they got the Zephyr ready, To pass the lock erect and steady; He'd send a messenger he said, To go and fetch their bag of bread. The bag of bread was quickly found, Where they had left it safe and sound ; And taking It again on ...
L. S., James Lister SMITH, 1860
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Zephyr of the Ashes
Zephyr. of. Ashes. By. Dawn. Leslie. Lenz. The sun beckoned to her, calling her from the isolated, safe second-floor San Francisco apartment in Hayes Valley. Chava Logan had been able to ignore its invitation for the last five years, remaining ...
Dawn Leslie Lenz, 2011
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Ms. Zephyr's Notebook
But when no one would believe me this morning, Ms. Zephyr, I had the single, faint hope that you would come to my aid. After all, when you asked me to participate in your tutoring session yesterday I attended more than willingly, in spite of the ...
kc dyer, 2007
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A Field Guide to American Windmills
Star. Zephyr. Introduced to the windmill-buying public in 1937, the Star Zephyr, also known as the Star Model 37, was the last mill marketed by the Flint and Walling Manufacturing Company. The mill is especially significant in the history of  ...
T. Lindsay Baker, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZEPHYR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zephyr is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prince Charles gets in a flap with eagle at Sandringham flower show
... Air Corps, Zephyr the eagle, when the bird became startled and attempted to fly away. ... It's not the first encounter the Prince has had with Zephyr the eagle.". «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Zephyr Teachout and the Working Families Party reunite to attack …
Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is promising to remain a thorn in Gov. Cuomo's side -- the former gubernatorial challenger is re-joining forces with the ... «New York Daily News, Dec 14»
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Zephyr Teachout says she doesn't expect to endorse in governor's …
Liberal Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout, who lost an unexpectedly spirited Democratic primary to Cuomo earlier this month, says she's unlikely to make ... «New York Daily News, Sep 14»
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Zephyr Teachout may run for office again
Zephyr Teachout — the little-known Fordham University law professor who gave Gov. Andrew Cuomo a run for his money in last week's Democratic primary ... «New York Post, Sep 14»
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The Dems need a kick from the left
By ZEPHYR TEACHOUT and TIM WU. September 15, 2014. We went into our Democratic primary race against New York's incumbent governor, Andrew Cuomo, ... «Politico, Sep 14»
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Anti-Fracking Message Fueled the Teachout Challenge
Zephyr Teachout won over 34% of the Democratic primary vote, or 182,000 of the 330,000 votes cast in the New York gubernatorial primary. Teachout is a ... «PR Watch, Sep 14»
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How Zephyr Teachout Taught Democrats a Lesson in Democracy
During the Democratic primary campaign for New York Governor, incumbent Andrew Cuomo barely mentioned challenger Zephyr Teachout's name. He refused ... «The Nation., Sep 14»
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Zephyr Teachout brushed off from Andrew Cuomo during Labor Day …
Democratic challenger Zephyr Teachout got within arm's length of Gov. Cuomo on Saturday, but all she got was a cold shoulder. Teachout, who is running ... «New York Daily News, Sep 14»
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Why I Am Endorsing Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu
It is hard to exaggerate the shamelessness that passes for political behavior these days. Politicians sell out our democracy to the highest bidder, and trade away ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
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Zephyr Teachout for Governor of New York
When Zephyr Teachout announced that she would challenge New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in the September 9 Democratic primary, many observers ... «The Nation., Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Zephyr [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/zephyr>. Aug 2019 ».
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