Definitions for: Breeze


[n] any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
[n] a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
[v] to proceed quickly and easily
[v] blow gently and lightly; "It breezes most evenings at the shore"



Webster (1913) Definition: Breeze, Breeze fly Breeze" fly`, n. [OE. brese, AS.
bri['o]sa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D.
brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble,
L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse,
to roar, rush.] (Zo["o]l.)
A fly of various species, of the family Tabanid[ae], noted
for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking
their blood; -- called also horsefly, and gadfly. They
are among the largest of two-winged or dipterous insects. The
name is also given to different species of botflies. [Written
also breese and brize.]


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.

Into a gradual calm the breezes sink. --Wordsworth.

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

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.


Breeze, n. [F. braise cinders, live coals. See
Brasier.]
1. Refuse left in the process of making coke or burning
charcoal.

2. (Brickmaking) Refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used
in the burning of bricks.


Breeze, v. i.
To blow gently. [R.] --J. Barlow.

To breeze up (Naut.), to blow with increasing freshness.

Synonyms: air, child's play, cinch, duck soup, gentle wind, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover, zephyr

See Also: ace, blow, breath, breeze through, doddle, fresh breeze, gentle breeze, go, labor, light air, light breeze, locomote, moderate breeze, move, nail, pass with flying colors, project, sail through, sea breeze, strong breeze, sweep through, task, travel, undertaking, wind

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