Meaning of BREEZE in English
— breezeless , adj. — breezelike , adj.
/breez/ , n. , v. , breezed, breezing .
1. a wind or current of air, esp. a light or moderate one.
2. a wind of 4-31 mph (2-14 m/sec).
3. Informal. an easy task; something done or carried on without difficulty: Finding people to join in the adventure was a breeze.
4. Chiefly Brit. Informal. a disturbance or quarrel.
5. shoot or bat the breeze , Slang.
a. to converse aimlessly; chat.
b. to talk nonsense or exaggerate the truth: He likes to shoot the breeze, so don't take everything he says seriously.
6. (of the wind) to blow a breeze (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It breezed from the west all day.
7. to move in a self-confident or jaunty manner: She breezed up to the police officer and asked for directions.
8. Informal. to proceed quickly and easily; move rapidly without intense effort (often fol. by along, into, or through ): He breezed through the task. The car breezed along the highway.
9. to cause to move in an easy or effortless manner, esp. at less than full speed: The boy breezed the horse around the track.
10. breeze in , Slang.
a. to win effortlessly: He breezed in with an election plurality of 200,000.
b. Also, breeze into or out . to move or act with a casual or careless attitude: He breezed out without paying attention to anyone.
11. breeze up , Atlantic States. to become windy.
[ 1555-65; earlier brize, brise north or northeast wind; cf. D bries, East Fris brîse, F brize, Sp, Pg, Catalan brisa, It brezza; orig. and path of transmission disputed ]
Syn. 1. See wind 1 .
/breez/ , n.
1. cinders, ash, or dust from coal, coke, or charcoal.
2. concrete, brick, or cinder block in which such materials form a component.
[ 1720-30; var. of dial. brays braise live coals, cinders; see BRAZE 2 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012