Breeze meaning

brēz
The definition of a breeze is a gentle wind or something that is easy to do.

When the wind blows gently, this is an example of a breeze.

When you get your homework done in just a few minutes and it is very easy, this is an example of a breeze.

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To move quickly, smoothly, or easily.

Breezing along on the freeway.

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To move or go quickly, jauntily, easily, etc.
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To breeze is defined as to accomplish something very easily or to come and go casually and easily without stress.

When you flit in and out of a room, coming and going as you please, this is an example of a situation where you breeze in and out of the room.

When you get a job finished in just a few minutes without having to work hard, this is an example of a situation where you breeze through the work.

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Any of five winds with speeds of from 4 to 27 knots (5 to 31 miles per hour; 7 to 50 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
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Any wind ranging in speed from 4 to 31 miles per hour.
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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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A strong-bodied dipterous insect of the family Tabanidae.
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(intransitive) To buzz.
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The breeze rustled the papers on her desk.

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Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.

After studying Latin, Spanish was a breeze.

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(cricket) Wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
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Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. See Clinker.
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An excited or ruffled state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel.

The discovery produced a breeze.

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(usually with along) To move casually, in a carefree manner.
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(weather) To blow gently.
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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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A light current of air; a gentle wind.
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To progress swiftly or easily.

We breezed through the test.

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The refuse left when coke or charcoal is made.
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A light current of air; wind, esp. a gentle wind.
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Commotion or disturbance.
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A thing easy to do.
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Small pieces of coke or coal with a diameter of 1.27 cm (.5 in) or less.
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Something, such as a task, that is easy to do.
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in a breeze
  • With little or no effort; easily.
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shoot the breeze
  • To converse idly about trivial matters.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in a breeze

Origin of breeze

  • 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

  • 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