Definitions of breath

  1. the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a slight movement of the air; "there wasn't a breath of air in the room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his sour breath offended her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a short respite Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The power of respiration, and hence, life. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Time to breathe; respite; pause. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The air drawn in and forced out of the lungs; a single act of drawing in or forcing out air; as, to take a long breath; the power to use the lungs freely; as, to lose one's breath; life; a pause; an instant; air in gentle motion; a mere word; fragrance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The air drawn into and then expelled from the lungs: power of breathing, life: the time occupied by once breathing: a very slight breeze. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Air respired; life; a gentle breeze; a moment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Air respired; respiration; life. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The air inhaled and expelled in respiration; life; power of breathing freely; a single respiration; the time of a single respiration; respite, or time to breathe; a single act; an instant; breeze; air in gentle motion; a mere word; an exhalation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Air drawn into the lungs of animals and driven out from the same-in man and the more highly organised animals through the mouth and nostrils; respiration; a single drawing in and driving out of air; a gentle breeze of air; life; pause; time to breathe; an instant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for breath

  1. Then he drew his breath quickly, and put his hand to his head. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. Dickie held his breath – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit