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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breeze  \Breeze\,  v.  i. 
  To  blow  gently.  [R.]  --J.  Barlow. 
 
  {To  breeze  up}  (Naut.),  to  blow  with  increasing  freshness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breeze  \Breeze\,  Breeze  fly  \Breeze"  fly`\,  n.  [OE.  brese,  AS 
  bri['o]sa;  perh.  akin  to  OHG.  brimissa  G.  breme,  bremse,  D. 
  brems,  which  are  akin  to  G.  brummen  to  growl,  buzz,  grumble, 
  L.  fremere  to  murmur;  cf  G.  brausen,  Sw  brusa,  Dan.  bruse, 
  to  roar,  rush.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fly  of  various  species,  of  the  family  {Tabanid[ae]},  noted 
  for  buzzing  about  animals,  and  tormenting  them  by  sucking 
  their  blood;  --  called  also  {horsefly},  and  {gadfly}.  They 
  are  among  the  largest  of  two-winged  or  dipterous  insects.  The 
  name  is  also  given  to  different  species  of  botflies.  [Written 
  also  {breese}  and  {brize}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breeze  \Breeze\,  n.  [F.  brise;  akin  to  It  brezza  breeze,  Sp 
  briza,  brisa,  a  breeze  from  northeast,  Pg  briza  northeast 
  wind;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  F.  bise,  Pr  bisa,  OHG.  bisa, 
  north  wind,  Arm.  biz  northeast  wind.] 
  1.  A  light,  gentle  wind;  a  fresh,  soft-blowing  wind. 
 
  Into  a  gradual  calm  the  breezes  sink.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  An  excited  or  ruffed  state  of  feeling;  a  flurry  of 
  excitement;  a  disturbance;  a  quarrel;  as  the  discovery 
  produced  a  breeze.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Land  breeze},  a  wind  blowing  from  the  land,  generally  at 
  night. 
 
  {Sea  breeze},  a  breeze  or  wind  blowing,  generally  in  the 
  daytime,  from  the  sea. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breeze  \Breeze\,  n.  [F.  braise  cinders,  live  coals.  See 
  {Brasier}.] 
  1.  Refuse  left  in  the  process  of  making  coke  or  burning 
  charcoal. 
 
  2.  (Brickmaking)  Refuse  coal,  coal  ashes,  and  cinders,  used 
  in  the  burning  of  bricks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breeze 
  n  :  a  slight  wind  (usually  refreshing);  "the  breeze  was  cooled 
  by  the  lake"  [syn:  {zephyr},  {gentle  wind},  {air}] 
  v  :  to  proceed  quickly  and  easily 




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