What does breathe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire(verb)

    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

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

  2. breathe(verb)

    be alive

    "Every creature that breathes"

  3. breathe(verb)

    impart as if by breathing

    "He breathed new life into the old house"

  4. breathe(verb)

    allow the passage of air through

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

  5. breathe(verb)

    utter or tell

    "not breathe a word"

  6. breathe(verb)

    manifest or evince

    "She breathes the Christian spirit"

  7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather(verb)

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

  8. breathe(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    expel (gases or odors)

Wiktionary

  1. breathe(Verb)

    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. breathe(Verb)

    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. breathe(Verb)

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

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

  4. breathe(Verb)

    Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm.

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

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

  5. breathe(Verb)

    Figuratively, to live.

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

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

  6. breathe(Verb)

    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. breathe(Verb)

    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. Breathe(verb)

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

  2. Breathe(verb)

    to take breath; to rest from action

  3. Breathe(verb)

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

  4. Breathe(verb)

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

  5. Breathe(verb)

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

  6. Breathe(verb)

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

  7. Breathe(verb)

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

  8. Breathe(verb)

    to express; to manifest; to give forth

  9. Breathe(verb)

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

  10. Breathe(verb)

    to promote free respiration in; to exercise

  11. Breathe(verb)

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

  12. Breathe(verb)

    to put out of breath; to exhaust

  13. Breathe(verb)

    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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How to say breathe in sign language?

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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. Will Ferrell:

    It was obviously great to work in a city like Rome and to be kind of back together with Ben and Owen and that sort of thing but it was a pretty tight schedule, there were a lot of days where you're running around and wearing some uncomfortable corset you can't breathe in. And I had people sticking pens in me, things like that. So it's not really a funny story but it's a painful story. But for your art you sometimes have to suffer.

  2. Monica Hughes:

    When the storm hit… the pressure dropped until your ears popped. The air got very thick, it was difficult to breathe, the roof came off in one big sheet and then things just were flying, smashing into the doors and the walls.

  3. Olga Guseva:

    The volunteers feel sick and dizzy, they have convulsions and inability to breathe.

  4. Dang Quang Dat:

    This morning we were able to send compressed air for them to breathe, but this afternoon there's no compressed air anymore because all the tubes were blocked.

  5. Oshik Efrati:

    This system will be available to everyone that needs it in the developing world. It will eliminate waste, it makes clean gas, and there is no need to breathe in any smoke.

Images & Illustrations of breathe

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