What does breathe mean?

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

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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If a street has a spirit, no matter how narrow it is, we can breathe comfortably over there.

  2. Daikh Ramdan:

    We're a country at war. What I saw today was a war, you have the impression you are already dead, you are vulnerable, you're cold, your heart is beating, you breathe hard.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    Those of you who cut out tongues and sewed mouths shut ... who banned the pen and the picture, please don't even breathe the word freedom, please don't abuse religion for power.

  4. Alberto Contador:

    It was a bad day, for some reason I could not breathe, my legs could not spin like I wanted them to.

  5. Julie Eason:

    These patients are so different from any patients we have ever seen before, we normally have a couple patients that are this level sick. ( Now) our ICUs are filled with them. And filled with them. None of them can breathe.

Images & Illustrations of breathe

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