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Breath - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Breath' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Breath [ 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.
- The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
- The power of respiration, and hence, life.
- Time to breathe; respite; pause.
- A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
- Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
- A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
- A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
- Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
- Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

Meaning of 'Breath' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . breath [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
Example in sentence:
  • he took a deep breath and dived into the pool;
  • he was fighting to his last breath
Meaning (2):
- the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
Example in sentence:
  • his sour breath offended her
Meaning (3):
- an indirect suggestion
Example in sentence:
  • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
Meaning (4):
- a slight movement of the air
Example in sentence:
  • there wasn't a breath of air in the room