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Breath meaning

breath - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
  3. 3. The power of respiration, and hence, life.
  4. 4. Time to breathe; respite; pause.
  5. 5. A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
  6. 6. Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
  7. 7. A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
  8. 8. A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
  9. 9. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
  10. 10. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.
  11. 11. Air respired; life; a gentle breeze; a moment.

breath - examples of usage

  1. And in the same breath. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. But I might as well have held my breath. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. It was only when he was out in the air again that he felt he could take a long breath. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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