There are 2 definitions of breeze in English:

breeze1

Syllabification: breeze
Pronunciation: /brēz
 
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noun

  • 1A gentle wind.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    gentle wind, puff of air, gust, cat's paw; Meteorology light air
    literary zephyr
  • 1.1 [with modifier] A wind of force 2 to 6 on the Beaufort scale (4-27 knots or 4.5-31 mph).
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    • 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.

verb

[no object] informal Back to top  
  • 1Come or go in a casual or lighthearted manner: I breezed in as if nothing were wrong
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    • He pressed a chaste kiss on her cheek and breezed out of her office.
    • Then Professor Kennedy breezed past them and out of the office.
    • One afternoon, breezing out the door, he told her, ‘See you in a couple of hours.’
    Synonyms
    saunter, stroll, sail, cruise
  • 1.1Deal with something with apparently casual ease: the computer has the power to breeze through huge documents he breezed to victory
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    • 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.

Phrases

shoot the breeze

see shoot.

Origin

mid 16th century: probably from Old Spanish and Portuguese briza 'northeastern wind' (the original sense in English).

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a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of breeze in English:

breeze2

Syllabification: breeze
Pronunciation: /
 
brēz/

noun

  • Small cinders mixed with sand and cement to make cinder blocks.

Origin

late 16th century: from French braise, (earlier) brese 'live coals'.

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