1. A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.
Into a gradual calm the breezes sink.
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.
(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.
To breeze up (Naut.), to blow with increasing freshness.
(Breeze), v. i. To blow gently. [R.] J. Barlow.
(Breeze"less), a. Motionless; destitute of breezes.
A stagnant, breezeless air becalms my soul.
(Breez"i*ness) n. State of being breezy.
1. Characterized by, or having, breezes; airy. "A breezy day in May." Coleridge.
'Mid lawns and shades by breezy rivulets fanned.
2. Fresh; brisk; full of life. [Colloq.]
(||Breg"ma) n. [Gr. the front part of the head: cf. F. bregma.] (Anat.) The point of junction of
the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull.
(Breg*mat"ic) a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the bregma.
Brehon laws, the ancient Irish laws, unwritten, like the common law of England. They were abolished
by statute of Edward III.
(Bre"hon) n. [Ir. breitheamh judge.] An ancient Irish or Scotch judge.
(Breme) a. [OE. breme, brime, fierce, impetuous, glorious, AS. breme, bryme, famous. Cf.
1. Fierce; sharp; severe; cruel. [Obs.] Spenser.
From the septentrion cold, in the breme freezing air.
2. Famous; renowned; well known. Wright.
[Written also brim and brimme.]
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