Breathe vs Breeze - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between breathe and breeze

is that breathe is to draw air into (inhale), and expel air from (exhale), the lungs in order to extract oxygen and excrete waste gases while breeze is to buzz or breeze can be to move casually, in a carefree manner.

As a noun breeze is

a gadfly; a horsefly or breeze can be a light, gentle wind.

breathe

English

Verb

  • To draw air into (inhale), and expel air from (exhale), the lungs in order to extract oxygen and excrete waste gases.
  • To take in needed gases and expel waste gases in a similar way.
  • :Fish have gills so they can breathe underwater.
  • To use (a gas) to sustain life.
  • :While life as we know it depends on oxygen, scientists have speculated that alien life forms might breathe chlorine or methane.
  • Figuratively, to live.
  • :I will not allow it, as long as I still breathe .
  • *(rfdate) Shakespeare
  • *:I am in health, I breathe .
  • *(rfdate) Sir Walter Scott
  • *:Breathes there a man with soul so dead?
  • To draw something into the lungs.
  • :Try not to breathe too much smoke.
  • To expel air from the lungs, exhale.
  • :If you breathe on a mirror, it will fog up.
  • To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to emanate; to blow gently.
  • :The wind breathes through the trees.
  • *(rfdate) Shakespeare
  • *:The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.
  • *(rfdate) Byron
  • *:There breathes a living fragrance from the shore.
  • To give an impression of, to exude.
  • :The decor positively breathes classical elegance.
  • To whisper quietly.
  • :He breathed the words into her ear, but she understood them all.
  • To exchange gases with the environment.
  • :Garments made of certain new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise.
  • To rest; to stop and catch one's breath.
  • *:
  • *:Thenne they lasshed to gyder many sad strokes / & tracyd and trauercyd now bakward / now sydelyng hurtlyng to gyders lyke two bores / & that same tyme they felle both grouelyng to the erthe / Thus they fought styll withoute ony reposynge two houres and neuer brethed
  • *(rfdate) Shakespeare
  • *:Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again!
  • To stop, to give (a horse) an opportunity to catch its breath.
  • :At higher altitudes you need to breathe your horse more often.
  • Synonyms

    * (to draw air in and out) see

    Derived terms

    * *

    breeze

    English

    (wikipedia breeze)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) brese, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

    (breezes)
  • A gadfly; a horsefly.
  • A strong-bodied dipterous insect of the family Tabanidae.
  • Verb

  • To buzz.
  • Etymology 2

    1555, nautical term .

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete) * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A light, gentle wind.
  • :
  • *(William Wordsworth) (1770-1850)
  • *:Into a gradual calm the breezes sink.
  • *
  • *:Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  • Any activity that is easy, not testing or difficult.
  • :
  • (lb) Wind blowing across a cricket match, whatever its strength.
  • Ashes and residue of coal or charcoal, usually from a furnace. .
  • An excited or ruffled state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel.
  • :
  • Synonyms
    * See also * cakewalk, cinch, doddle, piece of cake, walk in the park, walkover; see also
    Coordinate terms
    * (gentle wind) gale, hurricane, storm
    See also
    * breeze block *

    Verb

    (breez)
  • To move casually, in a carefree manner.
  • (weather) To blow gently.
  • * '>citation
  • To take a horse under a light run in order to understand the running characteristics of the horse and to observe it while under motion.
  • Anagrams

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