- 1A gentle wind.More example sentences
- The wind blew not just gentle breezes but full-blown bone chilling winds.
- Sea gulls cried overhead and gentle breezes blew from the lake.
- All he wants is someplace warm, where palm trees blow in balmy breezes along a gentle, rolling surf.
- 1.1 [with modifier] A wind of force 2 to 6 on the Beaufort scale (4-27 knots or 4.5-31 mph).More example sentences
- The weather for this ASR patrol was 75 degrees and sunny with a 10 knot breeze from the southwest.
- Convection cells on Earth cause thermals, breezes, thunderstorms and other weather patterns.
- The winds did cooperate in some regard finally covering the complete race area with a 4-6 knot sea breeze.
- 2 • informal A thing that is easy to do or accomplish: traveling through London was a breezeMore example sentences
- It was a breeze to make and easy to love, a simply good nosh.
- Opt for someone who makes even custom printing a breeze to accomplish.
- Shortcuts can make a holiday meal a breeze to complete.
verb[no object] • informal Back to top
- 1Come or go in a casual or lighthearted manner: I breezed in as if nothing were wrong
- 1.1Deal with something with apparently casual ease: the computer has the power to breeze through huge documents he breezed to victoryMore example sentences
- White breezed through the pre-experiment tests with great ease.
- Jen breezed through her third and fourth period with the same ease that she had the rest of the day.
- After breezing through the preliminary heat, Carrington moved on to the semi-finals.
shoot the breeze
- see shoot.
mid 16th century: probably from Old Spanish and Portuguese briza 'northeastern wind' (the original sense in English).