Meaning of BREEZE in English


1. n. & v.


1. a gentle wind.

2 Meteorol. a wind of 4-31 m.p.h. and between force 2 and force 6 on the Beaufort scale.

3 a wind blowing from land at night or sea during the day.

4 esp. Brit. colloq. a quarrel or display of temper.

5 esp. US colloq. an easy task.

--v.intr. (foll. by in, out, along, etc.) colloq. come or go in a casual or lighthearted manner.

Etymology: prob. f. OSp. & Port. briza NE wind 2. n. small cinders.

Phrases and idioms:

breeze-block any lightweight building block, esp. one made from breeze mixed with sand and cement.

Etymology: F braise live coals 3. n. a gadfly or cleg.

Etymology: OE briosa, of unkn. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.