What does suspire mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sigh, suspireverb

    heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily

    "She sighed sadly"

  2. 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"


  1. suspireverb

    To breathe.

  2. suspireverb

    To exhale.

  3. suspireverb

    To sigh.

  4. Etymology: suspirer (Modern soupirer), from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Suspireverb

    Etymology: suspiro, Latin.

    Since the birth of Cain, the first male child,
    To him that did but yesterday suspire,
    There was not such a gracious creature born. William Shakespeare.


  1. suspire

    To suspire is to breathe or to sigh, often deeply or heavily. It can also be used in a more poetic or literary sense to denote expressing a certain feeling or emotion through a sigh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suspireverb

    to fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe

  2. Suspirenoun

    a long, deep breath; a sigh

  3. Etymology: [L. suspirare to breathe out, to sigh; sub under + spirare to breathe: cf. F. souspirer, OF. souspirer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suspire

    sus-pīr′, v.i. to fetch a deep breath, to sigh, to breathe.—n. Suspirā′tion, act of sighing.—adj. Suspir′ious, sighing. [L. suspīrāresub, under, spirāre, to breathe.]

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  1. pussier

  2. rises up

  3. uprises

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspire in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    A adscripted
    B soft-witted
    C occlusive
    D unsealed

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