What does breathing mean?

Definitions for breathing
ˈbri ðɪŋbreath·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation(adj)

    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

  2. breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic(adj)

    passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination

    "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"; "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"

Wiktionary

  1. breathing(Noun)

    The act of respiration; a single instance of this.

  2. breathing(Noun)

    A diacritical mark indicating aspiration or lack thereof.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breathing

    of Breathe

  2. Breathing(noun)

    respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air

  3. Breathing(noun)

    air in gentle motion

  4. Breathing(noun)

    any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit

  5. Breathing(noun)

    aspiration; secret prayer

  6. Breathing(noun)

    exercising; promotion of respiration

  7. Breathing(noun)

    utterance; communication or publicity by words

  8. Breathing(noun)

    breathing place; vent

  9. Breathing(noun)

    stop; pause; delay

  10. Breathing(noun)

    also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h

  11. Breathing(noun)

    a mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below

Freebase

  1. Breathing

    Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs or oxygen through other breathing organs such as gills. Aerobic organisms of these types—such as birds, mammals, and reptiles—require oxygen to release energy via respiration, in the form of the metabolism of energy-rich molecules such as glucose. Breathing is only one process that delivers oxygen to where it is needed in the body and removes carbon dioxide. Another important process involves the movement of blood by the circulatory system. Gas exchange occurs in the pulmonary alveoli by passive diffusion of gases between the alveolar gas and the blood in lung capillaries. Once these dissolved gases are in the blood, the heart powers their flow around the body. The medical term for normal relaxed breathing is eupnea. In addition to removing carbon dioxide, breathing results in loss of water from the body. Exhaled air has a relative humidity of 100% because of water diffusing across the moist surface of breathing passages and alveoli.

Editors Contribution

  1. breathing

    Verb form of the word breathe.

    Breathing is a natural part of the body of an animal and human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

How to pronounce breathing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say breathing in sign language?

  1. breathing

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breathing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breathing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of breathing in a Sentence

  1. Mike Edmonson:

    You could hear him breathing, telling him, `You're lucky. You're lucky -- you're going to die soon.' That's the words that came out of his mouth.

  2. William McCollom:

    Yes, she’s having trouble breathing.

  3. Anna Twiggs.Ehrlich:

    I love my sister and I miss my sister dearly, the judge was so nasty to my sister. She didn't allow my sister a breathing treatment when she needed one.

  4. Claire Rothstein:

    Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world, like breathing and I can't for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of, i don't even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person's perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that's great.

  5. Mike Baele:

    The market is probably breathing a little bit of a sigh of relief knowing that inflation even a bit above 2 percent may not necessarily mean a faster rate of increases.

Images & Illustrations of breathing

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