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sea breeze

n.
A cool breeze blowing from the sea toward the land.

sea breeze

n
(Physical Geography) a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer

sea′ breeze`


n.
a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.
[1690–1700]

sea breeze

A wind caused by a convection current during the day. When the air mass over land heats up it rises drawing in the cooler air overlying the sea, creating a breeze.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea breeze - a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)
breeze, gentle wind, zephyr, air - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
Translations
نَسيم البَحْر
mořský vánek
havbrise
parti szél
hafgola
morský vetrík

sea breeze

nbrezza marina

sea

(siː) noun
1. (often with the) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface. I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.
2. a particular area of sea. the Baltic Sea; These fish are found in tropical seas.
3. a particular state of the sea. mountainous seas.
ˈseaward(s) adverb
towards the sea; away from the land. The yacht left the harbour and sailed seawards.
ˈseaboard noun
the seacoast. the eastern seaboard of the United States.
sea breeze
a breeze blowing from the sea towards the land.
ˈseafaring adjective
of work or travel on ships. a seafaring man.
ˈseafood noun
fish, especially shellfish.
adjective
seafood restaurants.
ˈseafront noun
a promenade or part of a town with its buildings facing the sea.
ˈsea-going adjective
designed and equipped for travelling on the sea. a sea-going yacht.
ˈseagull noun
a gull.
sea level
the level of the surface of the sea used as a base from which the height of land can be measured. three hundred metres above sea level.
ˈsea-lion noun
a type of large seal.
ˈseamanplural ˈseamen noun
a sailor, especially a member of a ship's crew who is not an officer.
ˈseaport noun
a port on the coast.
ˈseashell noun
the (empty) shell of a sea creature.
ˈseashore noun
the land close to the sea.
ˈseasick adjective
ill because of the motion of a ship at sea. Were you seasick on the voyage?
ˈseasickness noun
ˈseaside noun
(usually with the) a place beside the sea. We like to go to the seaside in the summer.
ˈseaweed noun
plants growing in the sea. The beach was covered with seaweed.
ˈseaworthy adjective
(negative unseaworthy) (of a ship) suitably built and in good enough condition to sail at sea.
ˈseaworthiness noun
at sea
1. on a ship and away from land. He has been at sea for four months.
2. puzzled or bewildered. Can I help you? You seem all at sea.
go to sea
to become a sailor. He wants to go to sea.
put to sea
to leave the land or a port. They planned to put to sea the next day.
References in classic literature ?
It was an invigorating sea breeze, charged with iodine.
The sun had just set, the sea breeze was rustling and tumbling in the woods and ruffling the grey surface of the anchorage; the tide, too, was far out, and great tracts of sand lay uncovered; the air, after the heat of the day, chilled me through my jacket.
Breathing that sea breeze, so much more invigorating and balsamic as the land is approached, contemplating all the power of those preparations she was commissioned to destroy, all the power of that army which she was to combat alone--she, a woman with a few bags of gold--Milady compared herself mentally to Judith, the terrible Jewess, when she penetrated the camp of the Assyrians and beheld the enormous mass of chariots, horses, men, and arms, which a gesture of her hand was to dissipate like a cloud of smoke.
Another little visit to the seashore would suit her better, and as Grandma could not be prevailed upon to leave the babies, Jo took Beth down to the quiet place, where she could live much in the open air, and let the fresh sea breezes blow a little color into her pale cheeks.
The hearth fire banished the chill of the September evening, but the window of the dining room was open and sea breezes entered at their own sweet will.
The land and sea breezes have got broken up into small pieces.
Charles took the path by which D'Artagnan had come to his abode; the fresh sea breezes soon caressed the faces of the three nocturnal travelers, and, at fifty paces from the little gate which Charles opened, they found themselves upon the down in the face of the ocean, which, having ceased to rise, reposed upon the shore like a wearied monster.
The final phase of the it's mid-rise residences, the Sea Breeze Verandas, were launched earlier this month.
They blocked one of the tracks leading from Numaish roundabout to Sea Breeze Hospital, closing it for traffic and causing hardship to commuters.
com)-- Evan Pedone Sets Record Sold Price for Interior Unit at Sea Breeze Condominiums
Maximum temperature in the coastal city is likely to remain between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius, as the sea breeze is not blowing during the day leading to the rise in the mercury, the Met Office said.