• WordNet 3.6
    • v breeze to proceed quickly and easily
    • v breeze blow gently and lightly "It breezes most evenings at the shore"
    • n breeze any undertaking that is easy to do "marketing this product will be no picnic"
    • n breeze a slight wind (usually refreshing) "the breeze was cooled by the lake","as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
    • n Breeze (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.
    • Breeze A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind. "Into a gradual calm the breezes sink."
    • Breeze An excited or ruffed state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel; as, the discovery produced a breeze .
    • Breeze (Brickmaking) Refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used in the burning of bricks.
    • Breeze Refuse left in the process of making coke or burning charcoal.
    • v. i Breeze To blow gently.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The telegraph plant of Asia has leaves that flutter constantly, even when there is no breeze.
    • n breeze 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 breeze-fly.
    • breeze To buzz.
    • n breeze A moderately brisk wind; a movement of air not so strong as a gale: as, a refreshing breeze; a stiff breeze at sea.
    • n breeze A noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a row.
    • breeze To blow gently.
    • n breeze House-sweepings, as fluff, dust, ashes, etc.
    • n breeze The material sifted out from house-ashes, extensively used in burning bricks; cinders.
    • n breeze 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The leaf bug of ceylon (phyllum sicci folium) has legs and antennae the color and shape of leaves, has indentations on its body like the vein marks on a leaf, and hangs from branches, swaying in the breeze exactly like a leaf.
    • n Breeze brēz a gentle gale: a wind: a disturbance or quarrel: a whispered rumour
    • n Breeze brēz (Shak.) the gadfly
    • Breeze Also written Breese, Brize
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    “A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.”
  • Ching-An
    “The hermit doesn't sleep at night, in love with the blue of the vacant moon. The cool of the breeze that rustles the trees rustles him too.”
  • Don Delillo
    “There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.”
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    “Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.”


Shoot the breeze - When you shoot the breeze, you chat in a relaxed way.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. brese, AS. briósa,; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D. brems, which are akin to G. brummen, to growl, buzz, grumble, L. fremere, to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse, to roar, rush


In literature:

The flood having run in and a light breeze springing out of the S.E.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
Fly with us now, good reader, once more out among the breeze-ruffled billows of the North Sea.
"The Lively Poll" by R.M. Ballantyne
Just at that moment, filled with the breeze, it bulged out again, and striking me, sent me flying overboard.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
It also told him of the strength of the breeze which was driving the banking snow outside.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
A little breeze had sprung up and the Wavecrest was under good way again.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
To catch a little of the breeze, I go up the rigging to the top.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
It was night, and the ship was running along with a pretty stiff breeze and a moderate sea under whole topsails and topgallant sails.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
It looks as if we'd have a good breeze all day.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
After the business of the day was done, we embarked, and sailed with a stiff breeze to the head of the lake.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
Very cold with stiff breeze, going about 8 knots per hour.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood

In poetry:

I love Master Meng.
Free as a flowing breeze,
He is famous
Throughout the world.
"For Meng Hao-Jan" by Li Po
See the pretty planet!
Floating sphere!
Faintest breeze will fan it
Far or near;
"The Bubble" by William Allingham
Winds echo through the trees,
And are unseen,
Though we may feel the breeze
Ever so keen.
"Winds" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Father you hear the birds
Sing in the trees,
You made the storm and the soft
Summer breeze.
"Rustling Wood." by R S Ward
On every breeze a knell
The hamlets pour,—
—We know its cause too well,
She is no more!
"Brandenburgh Harvest-Song" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Two willow-trees
Waver and weep,
One in the breeze,
One in the deep
Glass of the stream. . . .
"O'er The Wood's Brow" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

Almond Breeze Refrigerated Almondmilks will be available in the refrigerated dairy case at select retail stores nationwide.
NOF GINOSAR, Israel — In the evening, a cooling breeze blows onshore from the Sea of Galilee, or the Kinneret, as it's known in Hebrew.
The lawns are well-tended (if a bit brown these days), deep porches are cloaked in shade, and a trademark breeze holds the heat at bay.
Now here's a bright idea: breeze through the.
Running a restaurant is a breeze.
Former East Hampton Town Councilwoman Julia Prince is now in the restaurant business, and running a restaurant is a breeze compared to helping run East Hampton Town, she said.
Each week, Michael Gold breezes past those big-name theater companies to turn a spotlight on Philly's indie stages.
WESTFIELD — Second story curtains and police tape flapped freely in the breeze at 17 West Pearl Street in Westfield only a few days after the house caught fire.
The pureness of the scent means it's like the fall version of one of those "ocean breeze candles" you'd burn during the summer, but way more mysterious and sophisticated.
Another schism on right could help Owens breeze to re-election.
Politico, the feisty web-based political journal, has an excellent piece about a new schism on the right that could help freshman upstate congressman Bill Owens breeze to re-election.
Sea Breeze Property Management.
Business Index Rental Management Sea Breeze Property Management.
Sea Breeze Front Helps To Brings Heavy Rains.
Sea breeze shower goes "rogue" dumping hail in Hidalgo County.

In science:

As B varies continuously and monotonically with xsd , for xsd = xmin2 the upstream solution corresponds to an asymptotic solution with B = 0, which describes a breeze or a contraction in association with “champagne flows”.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
According to asymptotic expressions (18) and (19) with q = 0, the breeze or contraction correspond to slow outward or inward flows.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
For the specific case of A = As , either a breeze or a contraction reduces to SPS solution (17).
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
Secondly, xmin1 < xmin2 for the allowed range to construct shocks, it is possible to obtain outflows, inflows and breezes or contractions for the upstream side.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
We note that the upstream solution with xsd = 2.287 corresponds to a breeze.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions