A breeze is a light, cool wind. One of the nicest things about being at the beach on a hot summer day is feeling the gentle breeze off the water.

The air that blows your hair around and rustles the leaves is one kind of breeze. Another is the task that's easily completed or the job that is practically effortless: "Your dog is so good, walking him is a breeze!" You can also breeze through something that's simple and fast, like when you breeze through a math test, finishing long before your classmates.

Primary Meanings of breeze

a slight wind (usually refreshing)
blow gently and lightly
any undertaking that is easy to do
proceed quickly and easily
Full Definitions of breeze

n a slight wind (usually refreshing)

“the breeze was cooled by the lake”
air, gentle wind, zephyr
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sea breeze
a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)
a slight movement of the air
light air
wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale
light breeze
wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale
gentle breeze
wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale
moderate breeze
wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale
fresh breeze
wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale
strong breeze
wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale
Type of:
air current, current of air, wind
air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

v blow gently and lightly

“It breezes most evenings at the shore”
Type of:
be blowing or storming

n any undertaking that is easy to do

child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
an easy task
Type of:
labor, project, task, undertaking
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

v proceed quickly and easily

Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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