from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The god of the north wind.
  • n. The north wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The god of the North Wind.
  • proper n. the north wind personified

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The north wind; -- usually a personification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the god of the north wind.
  • n. The north wind personified; a cold, northerly wind.
  • n. A genus of curious mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidæ, composed of wingless species which look like small wingless grasshoppers. They are often found on snow in the winter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wind that blows from the north
  • n. (Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind


Middle English, from Latin Boreās, from Greek, from boreios, coming from the north.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Βορέας (Boreās) (Wiktionary)



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