- IPA: /bɹiːz/
breeze (plural breezes)
- A light, gentle wind.
- The breeze rustled the papers on her desk.
- Into a gradual calm the breezes sink.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter V, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
- (figurative) Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.
- After studying Latin, Spanish was a breeze.
- (cricket) Wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
- Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. Clinker_(waste).
- An excited or ruffled state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel.
- The discovery produced a breeze.
- A brief workout for a racehorse.
- see also Thesaurus:wind
- cakewalk, cinch, doddle, piece of cake, walk in the park, walkover; see also Thesaurus:easy thing
- French: brise
- German: Brise, Windchen
- Italian: brezza, ora
- Portuguese: brisa
- Russian: бриз
- Spanish: brisa
breeze (breezes, present participle breezing; past and past participle breezed) (intransitive)
- (usually with along) To move casually, in a carefree manner.
- (weather) To blow gently.
- To take a horse on a light run in order to understand the running characteristics of the horse and to observe it while under motion.
- German: flitzen
- German: wehen
breeze (plural breezes)Verb
breeze (breezes, present participle breezing; past and past participle breezed)
- (intransitive) To buzz.