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English noun: zephyr

1. zephyr (phenomenon) a slight wind (usually refreshing)

SamplesThe breeze was cooled by the lake.
As he waited he could feel the air on his neck.

Synonymsair, breeze, gentle wind

Broader (hypernym)air current, current of air, wind

Narrower (hyponym)breath, fresh breeze, gentle breeze, light air, light breeze, moderate breeze, sea breeze, strong breeze

2. Zephyr (person) (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind

Instance hypernymGreek deity

Domain categoryGreek mythology

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