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Dictionary Definition

breeze

Noun

1 a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck" [syn: zephyr, gentle wind, air]
2 any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic" [syn: cinch, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake]

Verb

1 blow gently and lightly; "It breezes most evenings at the shore"
2 to proceed quickly and easily

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From Portuguese word brisa

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A gentle to moderate wind.
    The breeze rustled the papers on her desk.
  2. Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.
    After studying Latin, Spanish was a breeze.
  3. The wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
  4. Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. See Wikipedia article on Clinker.

Coordinate terms

Translations

meteorology: a gentle to moderate wind
activity that is easy
  • Arabic: ,
  • Hungarian: gyerekjáték
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: ئاسان
the wind blowing across a cricket match

Verb

  1. (usually with "along"): To move casually, in a carefree manner, but not slowly.

Extensive Definition

Breeze can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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