strong breeze
noun Date: circa 1867 wind having a speed of 25 to 31 miles (40 to 50 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort scale table

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  • strong breeze — n. a wind whose speed is 25 to 31 miles per hour: see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • strong breeze — noun wind moving 25 31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑breeze, ↑zephyr, ↑gentle wind, ↑air • Part Holonyms: ↑Beaufort scale, ↑wind scale * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong breeze — /strɒŋ ˈbriz/ (say strong breez) noun a wind of Beaufort scale force 6, i.e. one with average wind speed of 22 to 27 knots, or 39 to 49 km/h …   Australian English dictionary

  • strong breeze — Meteorol. a wind of 25 30 mph (11 13 m/sec). [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • breeze — 01. There is a nice [breeze] today; we should try out our new kite. 02. The cool [breeze] from the water felt good as we lay on the beach. 03. After missing a week of classes, he [breezed] into the room without any explanation. 04. The game was a …   Grammatical examples in English

  • breeze — breeze1 [ briz ] noun count ** a light wind: The curtains fluttered gently in the breeze. a gentle/light/slight breeze a fresh/stiff/strong breeze be a breeze INFORMAL to be extremely easy: Everyone thought the test was a breeze. breeze breeze 2… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breeze — I UK [briːz] / US [brɪz] noun [countable] Word forms breeze : singular breeze plural breezes ** a light wind The curtains fluttered gently in the breeze. a gentle/light/slight breeze a fresh/stiff/strong breeze • be a breeze II UK [briːz] / US… …   English dictionary

  • breeze — breeze1 [brēz] n. [16th c. nautical term brise, prob. (? via Du) < EFris brisen, to blow fresh and strong] 1. a light current of air; wind, esp. a gentle wind 2. [Brit. Informal] commotion or disturbance ☆ 3. Informal a thing easy to do 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • breeze — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faint, gentle, light, little, slight, soft ▪ stiff, strong ▪ sudden …   Collocations dictionary

  • breeze — {{11}}breeze (n.) 1560s, north or northeast wind, from O.Sp. briza cold northeast wind; in W.Indies and Spanish Main, the sense shifting to northeast trade wind, then fresh wind from the sea. English sense of gentle or light wind is from 1620s.… …   Etymology dictionary

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