Breathe Breathe (br[=e][th]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Breathed} (br[=e][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breathing}.] [From {Breath}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. ``I am in health, I breathe.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Breathes there a man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! --Sir W. Scott [The Lay of the Last Minstrel]. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. To take breath; to rest from action. [1913 Webster]

Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently. [1913 Webster]

The air breathes upon us here most sweetly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There breathes a living fragrance from the shore. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • breathed — breathed; out·breathed; un·breathed; …   English syllables

  • breathed — reathed (br[e^]tht), adj. having breath or breath as specified; usually used in combination; as, sweet breathed. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breathed — [bretht; ] for 2 usually [ brēthd] adj. [ BREATH + ED] 1. having a (specified kind of) breath: used in compounds [foul breathed] 2. [pp. of BREATHE] Phonet. voiceless …   English World dictionary

  • breathed — reathed (br[=e][th]d), adj. uttered without voice. Syn: voiceless. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breathed — Berkeley ( Berke ) Breathed (* 21. Juni 1957 in Encino bei Los Angeles) ist ein US amerikanischer Cartoonist und Kinderbuchautor. Bekannt wurde er mit dem Comicstrip Bloom County (1980–1988), der ihm auch 1987 einen Pulitzerpreis einbrachte. Als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • breathed — adjective Date: 1580 1. having breath especially of a specified kind usually used in combination < sweet breathed > 2. voiceless 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breathed — verb /briðd/ (say breedhd) 1. past tense and past participle of breathe. –adjective 2. /briðd/ (say breedhd) Phonetics without use of the vocal cords; voiceless. 3. /brɛθt/ (say bretht) having a breath, as in sweet breathed …   Australian English dictionary

  • breathed — adjective uttered without voice could hardly hear her breathed plea, Help me voiceless whispers • Syn: ↑voiceless • Similar to: ↑inaudible, ↑unhearable …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathed — /bretht, breedhd/, adj. Phonet. 1. not phonated; unvoiced; voiceless. 2. utilizing the breath exclusively in the production of a speech sound. [1875 80; BREATH + ED3 or BREATHE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • breathed — briːð v. respire; exhale; whisper; blow …   English contemporary dictionary

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