Zephyr is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of zephyr, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
EXAMPLES - Zephyr in a Sentence
- Tibet by zephyr on Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 at 12: 50: 46 PM (source)
- The software called zephyr (ph) will be available this summer. (source)
- She swept in, theatrical as ever, on a zephyr of musky perfume. (source)
- "zephyr" and black running-drawers the charged muscles quivered. (source)
- Stay, Senator Dorgan by zephyr on Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 4: 53: 44 PM (source)
- The zephyr plunges from my throat, whistles out of me, and darts on by. (source)
- White Phosphorus and Israel by zephyr on Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 6: 39: 09 PM (source)
- Maria has joined the dark side by zephyr on Monday, Jul 6, 2009 at 4: 53: 57 PM (source)
- In an age of pandemic hyperbole, the store's name is a refreshing zephyr of modesty. (source)
- I move myself on the sofa - and a zephyr from the direction of the minor fans my cheek. (source)
- It is like standing before some sage or zephyr at the narrow entrance to a fire-lit cave. (source)
- Today he wanted me to spell "zephyr" and see how many points that would be on a triple-word. (source)
- It definitely was not the wind: Wind was unknown in the Moors, where even a stray zephyr grew quickly depressed and died. (source)
- It will probably just pass through your mind like a zephyr, like a gentle breeze of illumination that penetrates your soul. (source)
- It has been argued that this was because using numbers with a zephyr, or zero, was done in hiding, against the wishes of the Church. (source)
- Terry Adcock (0 articles, 0 quicklinks, 0 diaries, 35 comments [29 recommended, 0 rejected]) on Thursday, Nov 5, 2009 at 9: 11: 20 AM zephyr (source)
- Obama came as a zephyr of spring after the winter of George Bush, who was probably the most hated and reviled man on earth since World War II. (source)
- Rob Kall (1053 articles, 4291 quicklinks, 400 diaries, 2224 comments [151 recommended, 3 rejected]) on Monday, Oct 19, 2009 at 9: 57: 40 AM zephyr (source)
- Time for a New Constitution by Barry Krusch on Monday, Jul 6, 2009 at 9: 54: 23 AM new constitution by zephyr on Monday, Jul 6, 2009 at 4: 56: 49 PM (source)
- The day was cloudless and fine, albeit a Colorado "zephyr" was blowing, and the party, with perhaps the single exception of the horse, felt in fine spirits. (source)
- Considered as to his arms, and the white "zephyr" and flannels that he wore, he was merely a marvelous young man balancing himself with difficulty in an unnatural posture. (source)
- Surges of energy, kaleidoscopic sunlight through the leaves, the soft breeze that makes me want to say the word "zephyr" -- this mindless simplicity can be called happiness. (source)
- He's protecting -- or stealing -- a really, really, really neat battery (yes: a battery) called the zephyr, which was designed by a supergenius young man named Simon (Paul Dano). (source)
- I was waiting for the lips to unleash small, perfect petals, the perpetual-loving sort, with zephyr breaths against my ear, all in pink, all bound across my ankles as I pick up his face. (source)
- Put them into a learning situation of service and reflection .... for life. by zephyr (0 articles, 0 quicklinks, 0 diaries, 80 comments [6 recommended, 0 rejected]) on Sunday, Oct 18, 2009 at 10: 36: 42 PM (source)
- Donna dismounted, tying Friar Tuck to the "zephyr" by the simple process of dropping the reins over his head, and hurried into the house to prepare her mother's old room for the reception of the wounded man. (source)
- There was as usual a furious "zephyr" blowing the first night of the brigade's return, and about midnight the roof of an adjoining stable blew off, and a corner of it came crashing through the side of our ranch. (source)
- Another thing they've talked about putting into place is a software program they're calling zephyr which will allow parents to see if their child has a MySpace profile and see what age their child is claiming to be. (source)
- Throughout the 1950s and much of the 1960s, pinstripe paranoia persisted into that stunner of the 1978 season when Bucky Bleepin 'Dent, with a zephyr-wafted popup, administered a tracheotomy to the soul of New England. (source)
- There were a bunch of hammocks on the beach in front of the place, and that evening we lay in them, swinging gently in the mid-Pacific zephyr, watching the stupefying purple sunset and dreaming of nothing but peace and serenity. (source)
- He bursts from his pen in the evening at seven or half past, he snatches somewhere a cup of cocoa and a sandwich, and at nine he is seen, half pagan in his "zephyr" and his "shorts," sprinting like mad through the main thoroughfares. (source)
- He removed himself from the crowd and leaned against a pillar, in abstraction, arms folded, showing the great muscles; a splendid figure in his white "zephyr" trimmed with crimson, with the crimson sash of leadership knotted at his side. (source)
- This is what happened after the convention of the blackbirds: A moaning south wind brought rain; a southwest wind turned the rain to snow; what is called a zephyr, out of the west, drifted the snow; a north wind sent the mercury far below freezing. (source)
- "zephyr," from his shoulders and from his chest where the lines and bosses of the muscles showed under the light gauze, and from his crimson belt, down the firm long slopes to his knees; and it was as if her eyes brushed him, palpably, with soft feather strokes. (source)
- The coarse-grained sandalwood was so tough it made her arms ache to chip it, but with each laborious push of the rasp, it propelled a zephyr of warm, clean, forest air past her nose, an invisible vapor that sang to her of the pad of the tiger's paw upon dry leaves, upon fallen parrot nests and dark Madras moss. (source)
- Hence, when the tourist approaching the station sticks his head out of the window or unwisely remains on the platform of the observation car, this forty-mile "zephyr," as they term it in San Pasqual, sighs joyously past him, snatches his headgear, whirls it down the tracks and deposits it at the western boundary of (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 71.0, which suggests that "zephyr" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 14 synonyms for zephyr.
blast, breath, breeze, draft, heavens, ozone, puff, sky, stratosphere, troposphere, ventilation, waft, whiff, wind
We have 1 antonym for zephyr.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of zephyr from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The west wind.
- (noun) A gentle breeze.
- (noun) Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments.
- (noun) Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) a light wind from the west
- (noun) any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
- (noun) any thing of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The west wind; poetically, any soft, mild, gentle breeze.
- (noun) In entomology, a butterfly of the genus Zephyrus.
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
- (noun) a slight wind (usually refreshing)