noun (1)
\ ˈbrēz How to pronounce breeze (audio) \

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


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


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 How to pronounce breeze (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for breeze

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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


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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“Breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of breeze

: to move quickly and confidently
: to easily succeed at something


\ ˈbrēz How to pronounce breeze (audio) \

Kids Definition of breeze

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

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