moderate breeze

moderate breeze
noun Date: circa 1881 wind having a speed of about 13 to 18 miles (20 to 29 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort scale table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • moderate breeze — n. a wind whose speed is 13 to 18 miles per hour: see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • moderate breeze — noun wind moving 13 18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑breeze, ↑zephyr, ↑gentle wind, ↑air • Part Holonyms: ↑Beaufort scale, ↑wind scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • moderate breeze — a wind of 13 18 mph (5.8 8 m/sec). [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • moderate breeze — /ˈmɒdrət briz/ (say modruht breez) noun a wind of Beaufort scale force 4, i.e. one with average wind speed of 11 to 16 knots, or 20 to 28 km/h …   Australian English dictionary

  • moderate# — moderate adj 1 Moderate, temperate are often used interchangeably to denote not excessive in degree, amount, or intensity {a moderate allowance} {temperate heat} When contrasted moderate often connotes absence or avoidance of excess and is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • breeze — Synonyms and related words: air, ball the jack, barrel, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, blubber, bluster, boom, bowl along, breath, breeze along, breeze up, brew, brush, butter, carry by storm, cinch, clay,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • breeze — breeze1 breezeless, adj. breezelike, adj. /breez/, n., v., breezed, breezing. n. 1. a wind or current of air, esp. a light or moderate one. 2. a wind of 4 31 mph (2 14 m/sec). 3. Informal. an easy task; something done or carried on without… …   Universalium

  • breeze — /briz / (say breez) noun 1. a wind or current of air, especially a light or moderate one. 2. Meteorology any wind of Beaufort scale numbers 2 to 6 inclusive, comprising velocities from 4 to 27 knots, i.e. 6 to 49 km/h. 3. Colloquial an easy task …   Australian English dictionary

  • breeze — I [[t]briz[/t]] n. v. breezed, breez•ing 1) mer a wind or current of air, esp. a light or moderate one 2) mer a wind of 4–31 mph (2–14 m/sec) 3) inf an easy task 4) to move in a self confident or jaunty manner 5) inf to proceed effortlessly •… …   From formal English to slang

  • breeze — 1. noun a) A gentle to moderate wind. The breeze rustled the papers on her desk. b) Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult …   Wiktionary

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