breezy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj breezy abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes "blowy weather","a windy bluff"
    • adj breezy fresh and animated "her breezy nature"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Breezy Characterized by, or having, breezes; airy. "A breezy day in May.""'Mid lawns and shades by breezy rivulets fanned."
    • Breezy Fresh; brisk; full of life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • breezy Of the nature of a breeze; blowy; windy.
    • breezy Fanned with gentle winds or breezes: as, the breezy shore.
    • breezy Figuratively, brisk; lively; sprightly: as, a breezy essay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Breezy fanned with or subject to breezes
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Idioms

Bright and breezy - When someone is cheerful and full of energy, they are bright and breezy.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Sp. briza, It. brezza (Fr. brise, a cold wind).

Usage

In literature:

There was a breeziness about Mr. Durnford which at once afforded preliminary refreshment to such troubled spirits as sought his counsel.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
The next day was decidedly a breezy day for all.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
In a few minutes, owing to Mrs. Brett's breezy talk, there were seven girls, all apparently happy, very busily preparing tea.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
Amang the breezy heights and howes, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
The air was breezy with excitement.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
So Hugh was made to walk quietly, and gained his breath before the breezy heath was reached.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
Amang the breezy heights and howes, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
After the cattleman had taken his breezy departure a constraint fell upon us.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
The night was extremely cold and the back of a theater is nearly always breezy.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World" by Margaret Vandercook
Yer powerful breezy an' uncertain, an' yer unlike what folks is use t'.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In poetry:

I love it, on the breezy sea,
To glance on sail and oar,
While the great waves, like molten glass,
Come leaping to the shore.
"The Sunshine" by Mary Botham Howitt
The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
"Lines Written In Early Spring" by William Wordsworth
On the mountain's breezy summit,
Where the southern sunbeams shine,
Aided by their warming vigor,
Nature yields the golden wine.
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
Bribing all the breezy water
With rich warmth, the nymph to keep
In a self-imprison'd plaisance,
Tempting her from deep to deep.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Thou of the breezy tread;
Feet of the breeze:
Thou of the sunbeam head;
Heart like a bee's:
Face like a woodland-bred
Anemone's.
"Noera" by Madison Julius Cawein
Words are but leaves to the tree of mind;
Where breezy fancy plays;
Or echoes from the souls which find
Expression's subtle ways.
"Words" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Cloudy , breezy and cool to start the work-week.
Going warm and breezy followed by another cold front and some showers.
You'll wake up to breezy, cloudy, humid and warm conditions on Thursday morning with the cold front slated to move through by late afternoon / early evening.
The 43-year-old actress added a chunky pearl bracelet to her breezy yet elegant ensemble.
Mostly Sunny, but Chilly and Breezy.
Chilly and breezy conditions are expected to dominate the Estes Park weather pattern through the middle of the week.
Generally cloudy and breezy with evening periods of rain mixing with, and changing over to snow near midnight.
Partly Cloudy, A Bit Breezy At Times.
The master's eternal Dream Syndicate dronewash gets a muscular, breezy math-rock upgrade.
More clouds, cooler , breezy end of the week.
Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph.
Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny, cooler , and breezy.
Rihanna and C. Breezy stans want in on the whereabouts of the controversial couple (or friends).
Homes that are devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York.
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In science:

Section 2 with a breezy account of the the original geometric situation, and eventually return to this situation in Section 7 to round off the discussion and present one substantive example.
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
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