Land 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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  • Land breeze — Land Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land breeze — n. a breeze blowing seaward from the land …   English World dictionary

  • land breeze — noun : a breeze blowing usually at night toward the sea from the more rapidly cooling land * * * a coastal breeze blowing at night from land to sea, caused by the difference in the rate of cooling of their respective surfaces. Also called land… …   Useful english dictionary

  • land breeze — a coastal breeze blowing at night from land to sea, caused by the difference in the rate of cooling of their respective surfaces. Also called land wind. Cf. lake breeze, sea breeze. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • land breeze — n. offshore breeze, coastal breeze blowing from land toward the sea or open waters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • land breeze — noun a breeze blowing towards the sea from the land …   English new terms dictionary

  • land breeze —   a wind blowing from the land towards the sea. Often found at night under anticyclonic conditions when heat is lost rapidly from the land and the air above is cooled and increases in pressure. The relative warmth of air over the sea leads to… …   Geography glossary

  • land breeze — /ˈlænd briz/ (say land breez) noun a thermally produced wind blowing during the night from the cool land on to the adjoining warmer sea …   Australian English dictionary

  • land-breeze — …   Useful english dictionary

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