breeze

noun (1)
\ˈbrēz \

Definition of breeze 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a light gentle wind

b : a wind of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour

2 : something easily done : cinch

in a breeze

: easily

breeze

verb
breezed; breezing

Definition of breeze (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to move swiftly and airily breezed past the protesters

2 : to make progress quickly and easily breezed through the exam breezed to victory

breeze

noun (2)

Definition of breeze (Entry 3 of 3)

: residue from the making of coke or charcoal

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Other Words from breeze

Noun (1)

breezeless \ˈbrēz-​ləs \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for breeze

Synonyms: Verb

bowl, brush, coast, cruise, drift, flow, glide, roll, sail, skim, slide, slip, stream, sweep, whisk

Antonyms: Verb

flounder, struggle

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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.
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First Known Use of breeze

Noun (1)

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for breeze

Noun (1)

probably from Spanish brisa northeast wind

Noun (2)

probably modification of French braise cinders — more at braise

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Dictionary Entries near breeze

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breeze-block

breeze in

breezeway

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breeze

verb

English Language Learners Definition of breeze

: to move quickly and confidently

: to easily succeed at something

breeze

noun
\ˈbrēz \

Kids Definition of breeze

1 : a gentle wind

2 : something that is easy to do The test was a breeze.

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