What does breathe mean?

Definitions for breathe
briðbreathe

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word breathe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspireverb

    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

    "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

  2. breatheverb

    be alive

    "Every creature that breathes"

  3. breatheverb

    impart as if by breathing

    "He breathed new life into the old house"

  4. breatheverb

    allow the passage of air through

    "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"

  5. breatheverb

    utter or tell

    "not breathe a word"

  6. breatheverb

    manifest or evince

    "She breathes the Christian spirit"

  7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breatherverb

    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

  8. breatheverb

    reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked

    "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"

  9. emit, breathe, pass offverb

    expel (gases or odors)

Wiktionary

  1. breatheverb

    To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products.

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

  2. breatheverb

    To exchange gases with the environment.

    Garments made of ****** and similar new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise.

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

  3. breatheverb

    To rest; to stop and catch one's breath.

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

  4. breatheverb

    Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm.

    ...the wind breathes through the trees...

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

  5. breatheverb

    Figuratively, to live.

    I will not allow it, as long as I still breathe.

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

  6. breatheverb

    To repeatedly draw (something) into, and expel (that thing) from, the lungs.

    Try not to breathe too much smoke.

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

  7. breatheverb

    To whisper quietly.

    He breathed the words into her ear, but she understood them all.

    Etymology: From brethen, from breth. More at breath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breatheverb

    to respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live

  2. Breatheverb

    to take breath; to rest from action

  3. Breatheverb

    to pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently

  4. Breatheverb

    to inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire

  5. Breatheverb

    to inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into

  6. Breatheverb

    to emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow

  7. Breatheverb

    to exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes

  8. Breatheverb

    to express; to manifest; to give forth

  9. Breatheverb

    to act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing

  10. Breatheverb

    to promote free respiration in; to exercise

  11. Breatheverb

    to suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse

  12. Breatheverb

    to put out of breath; to exhaust

  13. Breatheverb

    to utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants

Freebase

  1. Breathe

    "Breathe" is a song by English electronic duo The Prodigy. It was released in November 1996 as the second single from the album The Fat of the Land. The song became the group's second consecutive number-one on both the Official UK and Finnish Singles Chart. An edited version of the song is featured as the opening track on MuchMusic's Diamond-Certified compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 2. The song also featured in a 2012 television commercial for Tooheys Extra Dry. The Prodigy performed "Breathe" at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, and won the Viewer's Choice Award.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breathe

    brēth, v.i. to draw in and expel breath or air from the lungs: to take breath, to rest or pause: to live.—v.t. to draw in and expel from the lungs, as air: to infuse: to give out as breath: to utter by the breath or softly, to whisper: to express: to keep in breath, to exercise: to tire by some brisk exercise.—ns. Breath′er, one who breathes or lives: a spell of exercise; Breath′ing, the act of breathing: aspiration, secret prayer: respite.—adj. life-like.—ns. Breath′ing-time, time to breathe or rest; Breath′ing-while, time sufficient for drawing breath: any very short period.—To breathe again, to be relieved from an anxiety; To breathe freely, to be at ease; To breathe upon, to tarnish or soil. [See Breath.]

Editors Contribution

  1. breathe

    To inhale and exhale air to the lungs.

    We breathe constantly every day it's part of life.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 23, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breathe' in Verbs Frequency: #514

Anagrams for breathe »

  1. beareth

  2. herb tea

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breathe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breathe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of breathe in a Sentence

  1. Ashraf Samir:

    In the beginning, people thought it was very strange, but they've gotten used to it, you get to breathe clean air, you get to run far away from any chaos or traffic, and you get to know nice people at the same time.

  2. Karen Brassard:

    There are going to be many, many dates ahead. But today we can take a breath, and actually breathe again.

  3. Andre Cooley:

    People should be able to breathe -- to not have to worry about being fired because of their sexual orientation or identity.

  4. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Life isn’t miserable, it’s our incompetence in accepting reality and breaking the old patterns of the Mind, that makes Life miserable. Breathe Life, Reinvent yourself! ~ Ramana Pemmaraju

  5. Astha Chichra:

    The key difference weve found between these folks is that the people who are working hard to breathe are the folks who usually need to be intubated.

Images & Illustrations of breathe

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