[breθ] or [brɛθ]


(noun.) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; 'he took a deep breath and dived into the pool'; 'he was fighting to his last breath'.

(noun.) a slight movement of the air; 'there wasn't a breath of air in the room'.

(noun.) the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; 'his sour breath offended her'.

(noun.) a short respite.

Checker: Marge--From WordNet


(n.) The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.

(n.) The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.

(n.) The power of respiration, and hence, life.

(n.) Time to breathe; respite; pause.

(n.) A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.

(n.) Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.

(n.) A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.

(n.) A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.

(n.) Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.

(n.) Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

Typist: Sam

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Air inspired and expired.[2]. Life, existence, animation, breath of life, vital spark.[3]. Respite, pause, rest.

Checked by Hugo

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN: inspiration, expiration, inhalation,exhalation, Met, Life

ANT:To_latter, Cessation, passing, departure, perishing, dying, death

Edited by Barton


n. the air drawn into and then expelled from the lungs: power of breathing: life: the time occupied by once breathing: a very slight breeze.—adjs. Breath′ful (Spens.) full of breath or air also full of scent or odour; Breath′less out of breath: dead: excessively eager as if holding one's breath from excitement.—n. Breath′lessness.—To catch the breath to stop breathing for an instant; To spend one's breath as in profitless talk; To take breath to recover freedom of breathing; With bated breath with breath restrained from reverence or fear.

Typed by Carlyle

Unserious Contents or Definition

To come close to a person in your dreaming with a pure and sweet breath, commendable will be your conduct, and a profitable consummation of business deals will follow. Breath if fetid, indicates sickness and snares. Losing one's breath, denotes signal failure where success seemed assured.

Editor: Natasha


Checker: Marge


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