Breeze Definition

brēz
breezed, breezes, breezing
noun
breezes
A light current of air; wind, esp. a gentle wind.
Webster's New World
Commotion or disturbance.
Webster's New World
Any wind ranging in speed from 4 to 31 miles per hour.
Webster's New World
A thing easy to do.
Webster's New World
A substance left when coke, coal, or charcoal is burned or processed: it is used as a filler for concrete, etc.
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verb
breezed, breezes, breezing
To move or go quickly, jauntily, easily, etc.
Webster's New World
To progress swiftly or easily.
We breezed through the test.
American Heritage

(intransitive) To buzz.

Wiktionary

(weather) To blow gently.

Wiktionary
To take a horse under a light run in order to understand the running characteristics of the horse and to observe it while under motion.
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idiom
in a breeze
  • with little or no effort; easily
Webster's New World
shoot the breeze
  • to converse idly about trivial matters
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Other Word Forms of Breeze

Noun

Singular:
breeze
Plural:
breezes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Breeze

Origin of Breeze

  • From Middle English brese, from Old English brēosa, variant of Old English brimsa (“gadfly”), from Proto-Germanic *bremusī (“gadfly”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerem- (“to make a noise, buzz, hum”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian brims (“gadfly”), Dutch brems (“horsefly, warblefly”), German Bremse (“gadfly, horsefly”), Danish bremse (“gadfly, horsefly”), Swedish broms (“gadfly, horsefly”). Related also to Middle English brimse (“gadfly”), Old English bremman (“to rage, roar”), Latin fremō (“roar, snort, growl, grumble”). See also bream.

    From Wiktionary

  • 1555, nautical term brise (“breeze”), from Dutch bries (“breeze”), from Eastern Frisian brîse (“breeze”), from brisen (“to blow fresh and strong”). Formally related to Albanian breshër (“hail”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from French braise hot coals from Old French brese of Germanic origin bhreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Old Spanish briza northeast wind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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