from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cool breeze blowing from the sea toward the land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a breeze or wind blowing, generally in the daytime, from the sea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A breeze blowing from the sea toward the land; specifically, in meteorology, a diurnal breeze felt near the sea-coast, setting in from the sea about 10 a. m., reaching its greatest strength from 2 to 3 p. m., and dying away about sunset.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)
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They left the Headless Garden and went down into the village, the sea breeze so refreshingly cool Fancy wished she could bottle it and take it back with her to Portero.
It rocked gently in the sea breeze eddying around the house.
The long and fearfully hot mornings before the sea breeze sets in, the still longer and choking nights with the thermometer at 108 deg., were trying in the extreme to those accustomed to the fresh air of northern climates; but sailors have always something of the 'Mark Tapley' about them and are generally jolly under all circumstances, and so it was with me.
And when the sea breeze carried the smoke away, Maximilian Oceanus and his troublesome brat of a sister were gone.
He noticed the air starting to chill as they drew near An Tèarmann, a soft sea breeze pushing fog in off the ocean.