Definitions for Zephyrˈzɛf ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a gentle, mild breeze.
(often cap.) Literary. the west wind.
any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric or yarn.
* Syn: See wind1.
Origin of zephyr:
bef. 1000; ME zeferus, zephirus, OE zefferus < L zephyrus < Gk zéphyros
breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air(noun)
a slight wind (usually refreshing)
"the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
(Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
a light wind from the west
any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
any thing of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric
The god of the West Wind.
The west wind personified
Origin: From Ζέφυρος
the west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze
Zephyr was a blues-based hard rock band formed in 1969 in Boulder, Colorado by guitarist Tommy Bolin, keyboardist John Faris, David Givens on bass guitar, Robbie Chamberlin on drums and Candy Givens on vocals. Although the charismatic performances by Candy Givens were originally the focal point for the band, it was the flashy guitar work of Tommy Bolin that the band is best remembered for. After Bolin left, he was replaced by Jock Bartley, and the band recorded the album Sunset Ride, their second for Warner Brothers Records. The album is still in print and is much loved by a small but loyal following. On Sunset Ride, Candy Givens displayed her gifts as a singer, composer, and harmonica player. The album was produced by David Givens who also authored the majority of the tunes. As a result of his stint with Zephyr, Bartley went on to a successful career with Gram Parsons and Firefall and drummer, Michael Wooten, went on to play for several years with Carole King. Various versions of Zephyr continued to play in Colorado until Candy's death in 1984. The release of "Heartbeat" in 1982 was promoted by a video that incorporated very early examples of analog computer animation combined with live action.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A ladylike blizzard.
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