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.

Definitions of breeze
  1. noun
    a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    “the breeze was cooled by the lake”
    synonyms: 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 7-10 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, current of air, wind
    air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
  2. verb
    blow gently and lightly
    “It breezes most evenings at the shore”
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    type of:
    be blowing or storming
  3. noun
    any undertaking that is easy to do
    synonyms: child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
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    an easy task
    type of:
    labor, project, task, undertaking
    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  4. verb
    proceed quickly and easily
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    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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