What does breeze mean?

Definitions for breeze

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word breeze.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, airnoun

    a slight wind (usually refreshing)

    "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"

  2. cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cakeverb

    any undertaking that is easy to do

    "marketing this product will be no picnic"

  3. breezeverb

    blow gently and lightly

    "It breezes most evenings at the shore"

  4. breezeverb

    to proceed quickly and easily


  1. breezenoun

    A gentle to moderate wind.

    The breeze rustled the papers on her desk.

  2. breezenoun

    Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.

    After studying Latin, Spanish was a breeze.

  3. breezenoun

    Wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.

  4. breezenoun

    Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. See Wikipedia article on Clinker.

  5. breezeverb

    To move casually, in a carefree manner, but not slowly.wether

  6. breezeverb

    To blow gently

  7. breezeverb

    To take a horse under a light run in order to understand the running characteristics of the horse and to observe it while under motion.

  8. Etymology: 1555, nautical term brise, from bries, from brise, from brisen. Formally related to breshër.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BREEZEnoun

    A gentle gale; a soft wind.

    Etymology: brezza, Ital.

    We find, that these hottest regions of the world, seated under the equinoctial line, or near it, are so refreshed with a daily gale of easterly wind, which the Spaniards call breeze, that doth ever more blow strongest in the heat of the day. Walter Raleigh.

    From land a gentle breeze arose by night,
    Serenely shone the stars, the moon was light,
    And the sea trembled with her silver light. Dryden.

    Gradual sinks the breeze
    Into a perfect calm: that not a breath
    Is heard to quiver through the closing wood. James Thomson.


  1. breeze

    A breeze is a light, gentle wind that blows softly often providing a sense of coolness and comfort. It is usually not strong or harsh and is often seen as pleasant or refreshing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breezenoun

    alt. of Breeze fly

  2. Breezenoun

    a light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind

  3. Breezenoun

    an excited or ruffed state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel; as, the discovery produced a breeze

  4. Breezenoun

    refuse left in the process of making coke or burning charcoal

  5. Breezenoun

    refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used in the burning of bricks

  6. Breezeverb

    to blow gently

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breeze

    brēz, n. a gentle gale: a wind: a disturbance or quarrel: a whispered rumour.—adjs. Breeze′less, without a breeze: motionless; Breez′y, fanned with or subject to breezes.—To breeze up, to freshen into a breeze. [Old Sp. briza, It. brezza (Fr. brise, a cold wind).]

  2. Breeze

    brēz, n. (Shak.) the gadfly.—Also written Breese, Brize. [A.S. briosa.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. breeze

    This word is widely understood as a pleasant zephyr; but among seamen it is usually applied as synonymous with wind in general, whether weak or strong.

Editors Contribution

  1. breeze

    A specific type of current of moving air.

    It is lovely to feel a light breeze when the weather is dry.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Breeze is ranked #13370 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Breeze surname appeared 2,279 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Breeze.

    81.7% or 1,864 total occurrences were White.
    10.9% or 249 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 85 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 37 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breeze' in Nouns Frequency: #2369

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breeze in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breeze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of breeze in a Sentence

  1. American Morgan Hoffmann:

    I started the round off kind of slow, the greens were a lot slower today, i'm sure they just watered them in the morning, but I got used to them on the back nine and finished strong. But I'm sure with this sun and a little bit of breeze today, they'll bake out in the afternoon.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Music is the sweetest language for hearts, kindest prayer for souls, peaceful breeze for minds, and a magical sail for imaginations.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world.

  4. David Swafford:

    A little down breeze and it was just a perfect 7-iron, i knew if I missed it a little bit it was going to come up just short, just where you wanted to be, and if I hit it good and hit it solid, then I was going to have a really good chance at eagle.

  5. Chief Executive Ruben Sanchez:

    You got to be alive tomorrow to catch the breeze.

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