I. noun Etymology: probably from Spanish brisa northeast wind Date: 1626 1. a. a light gentle wind b. a wind of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour 2. something easily done ; cinchbreezeless adjective II. intransitive verb (breezed; breezing) Date: 1907 1. to move swiftly and airily <
breezed past the protesters
2. to make progress quickly and easily <
breezed through the exam
breezed to victory
III. noun Etymology: probably modification of French braise cinders — more at braise Date: 1726 residue from the making of coke or charcoal

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Breeze — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Claude Herbert Breeze (* 1938), kanadischer Maler Matthew Breeze (* 1972), australischer Fußballschiedsrichter Breeze ist außerdem die englische Schreibweise für die russische Raketen Oberstufe Bris …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 — Breeze, v. i. To blow gently. [R.] J. Barlow. [1913 Webster] {To breeze up} (Naut.), to blow with increasing freshness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breeze — Breeze, n. [F. braise cinders, live coals. See {Brasier}.] 1. Refuse left in the process of making coke or burning charcoal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Brickmaking) Refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used in the burning of bricks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breeze — breeze; breeze·less; …   English syllables

  • breeze — [n] light wind air, airflow, breath, current, draft, flurry, gust, puff, waft, whiff, zephyr; concepts 437,524 breeze [v] work quickly through task cruise, flit, glide, hurry, move, pass, sail, sally, skim, slide, slip, sweep, trip, waltz, zip;… …   New thesaurus

  • breeze — *wind, gale, hurricane, zephyr …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • breeze — ► NOUN 1) a gentle wind. 2) informal something easy to do. ► VERB informal ▪ come or go in a casual or light hearted manner. ORIGIN originally in the sense north east wind : probably from Old Spanish and Portuguese briza …   English terms dictionary

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