American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light current of air; a gentle wind.
- n. Any of five winds with speeds of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.
- n. Informal Something, such as a task, that is easy to do.
- v. To blow lightly.
- v. Informal To progress swiftly and effortlessly: We breezed through the test.
- v. To sprint around a racetrack as a means of exercise. Used of a racehorse.
- idiom. shoot the breeze Slang To engage in idle conversation.
- n. The refuse left when coke or charcoal is made.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gadfly; a horse-fly; specifically, one of certain strongbodied dipterous insects of the family Tabanidœ. There are many species. The larvœ live in moistground, and are subaquatic. The black breeze, Tabanus atratus (Fabricius), is one of the largest North American species. Also called
- To buzz.
- n. A moderately brisk wind; a movement of air not so strong as a gale: as, a refreshing breeze; a stiff breeze at sea.
- n. A noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a row.
- To blow gently.
- n. House-sweepings, as fluff, dust, ashes, etc.
- n. The material sifted out from house-ashes, extensively used in burning bricks; cinders.
- n. In electrotherapy, a discharge of high tension electricity from a pointed or brush electrode, causing a sensation as of a spray falling on the skin.
- n. meteorology A gentle to moderate wind.
- n. Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.
- n. cricket Wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
- n. Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. See Wikipedia article on Clinker.
- v. To move casually, in a carefree manner.
- v. weather To blow gently.
- v. 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.
- n. A gadfly; a horsefly.
- n. A strong-bodied dipterous insect of the family Tabanidae.
- v. intransitive To buzz.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A fly of various species, of the family
Tabanidæ, 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.
- n. A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.
- n. colloq. An excited or ruffed state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel.
- n. Refuse left in the process of making coke or burning charcoal.
- n. (Brickmaking) Refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used in the burning of bricks.
- v. rare To blow gently.
- v. to proceed quickly and easily
- n. any undertaking that is easy to do
- v. blow gently and lightly
- n. a slight wind (usually refreshing)
- Perhaps from Old Spanish briza, northeast wind.Probably from French braise, hot coals, from Old French brese, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The flag that braved a thousand years the battle and the breeze is our flag, the glorious and supreme emblem, the banner of our liberty, and we will never give it up until the last Canadian who could carry a gun is dead.”
“The sight of lively girls clad in beautiful Korean clothes playing it gaily by fluttering the hem of their skirts in the breeze is really beautiful.”
““When I hear your stories, Master Sook, I feel the mountain breeze on my face.””
“These things and more call down the mountain breeze for the right person at the right time.”
“Fresh breeze from the ocean here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -- 75 degrees at 8: 30 a.m. XOXO”
“The night breeze is gently wafting through the linen curtains in the temple resting at the apex of the ziggurat.”
“Sarah Palin continued her book promo tour this morning with a stop at Good Morning America where she and two of her daughters got to enjoy the gentle breeze from the softballs Barbara Walters lobbed at them.”
“Autumn further asserts itself with a stiff breeze from the northwest, in the 15-25 mph range with gusts to near 30 mph.”
“Tomorrow Night: A light but steady breeze from the southwest keeps temperatures warmer than tonight.”
“Highs reach the upper 60s to near 70 under partly sunny skies and with a decent breeze from the west.”
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