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noun (1)

: a light gentle wind
: a wind of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour
: something easily done : cinch
breezeless adjective


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breezed; breezing

intransitive verb

: to move swiftly and airily
breezed past the protesters
: to make progress quickly and easily
breezed through the exam
breezed to victory


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noun (2)

: residue from the making of coke or charcoal
in a breeze
: easily

Examples of breeze in a Sentence

Verb Look who just breezed in! He breezed past us without so much as a nod. She breezed through the test.
Recent Examples on the Web
North breezes remain light and lows range through the 50s. David Streit, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 And clean-up was a breeze with no drips or spills in between the pot and heating element. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Sep. 2023 Three stories above a busy stretch of North Halsted, on a rooftop with views of downtown skyscrapers, crickets chirp and prairie flowers dance in the breeze. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 The film shares it too, occasionally pausing its storytelling to take in the scenery, the breeze, the interior hum of a luxury car in mild traffic or, with a nod to the touristic inevitability of the image, the cotton-candy blur of cherry blossom from a train window. Guy Lodge, Variety, 4 Sep. 2023 To kick up the speed and cut down on steps, bake the croutons and bacon together on the same baking sheet. 19 of 38 Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake Ready in 30 minutes Recipe: Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake Getting your kids to eat their greens will be a breeze with this cheesy pasta bake. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 With each gummy containing 25mg of Delta-8, finding the perfect dosage is a breeze. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Sep. 2023 And with features like Change History Management, users can effortlessly track edits, making collaboration a breeze. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2023 The vacuum is cordless and lightweight, yet equipped with strong suction that makes cleaning cushions, car seats, and other hard-to-reach messes a breeze. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2023
However, the state breezed by the Sept. 1 deadline and multiple other deadline extensions set by the DNC, a decision that could affect the number of delegates allowed to participate at the convention. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 14 Sep. 2023 Overnight, skies will remain mostly clear, and breezes nearly calm, as lows settle in the muggy 70s again. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2023 Now Sweden has breezed through the group stage, winning all three of its games and outscoring its opponents by 9-1. Juliet MacUr, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 Most of the horses scheduled to race Sunday breezed Saturday morning. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 Veterinarians recommend it for the right calming care your pets need to breeze through their playful days. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2023 Traveler verification program Clear allowed a passenger traveling with ammunition to breeze through its security screening last year, according to a Bloomberg report. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 31 July 2023 True to her word, exactly eight minutes later Ferguson breezes into the café wearing head-to-toe black, with wet hair and a grin on her bare face. Hanna Flint, Town & Country, 6 June 2023 As Hollywood writers breezed past the 100th day of their strike last week, some 11,000 city employees walked off their jobs and picked up placards, demanding better pay. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

probably from Spanish brisa northeast wind

Noun (2)

probably modification of French braise cinders — more at braise

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of breeze was in 1614

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Cite this Entry

“Breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
: a gentle wind
: something easy to do
the test was a breeze


2 of 2 verb
breezed; breezing
: to move quickly and lightly
look who just breezed in
: to proceed easily

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