Sea breeze

Sea breeze
Breeze Breeze, n. [F. brise; akin to It. brezza breeze, Sp. briza, brisa, a breeze from northeast, Pg. briza northeast wind; of uncertain origin; cf. F. bise, Pr. bisa, OHG. bisa, north wind, Arm. biz northeast wind.] 1. A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind. [1913 Webster]

Into a gradual calm the breezes sink. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. An excited or ruffed state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel; as, the discovery produced a breeze. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Land breeze}, a wind blowing from the land, generally at night.

{Sea breeze}, a breeze or wind blowing, generally in the daytime, from the sea. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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