- a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.
- a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer
n.one blowing from the sea to the shore, 1690s, from sea + breeze (n.). The breeze that blows from the sea toward the land during the day, as air rising over the warmer land is replaced by cooler air from above the sea. (Compare land breeze.)