Breath

  • 1 breath — W2S3 [breθ] n [: Old English; Origin: brAth] 1.) a) [U] the air that you send out of your lungs when you breathe ▪ Leo could smell the wine on her breath. ▪ Let your breath out slowly. ▪ He s got bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 breath — [ breθ ] noun count or uncount *** the air that goes in and out of your body through your nose or mouth: He could feel her warm breath on his face. His breath smelled strongly of alcohol. a. the act of getting air into your lungs by breathing:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Breath — (br[e^]th), n. [OE. breth, breeth, AS. br[=ae][eth] odor, scent, breath; cf. OHG. br[=a]dam steam, vapor, breath, G. brodem, and possibly E. {Brawn}, and {Breed}.] 1. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 breath — ► NOUN 1) air taken into or expelled from the lungs. 2) an instance of breathing in or out. 3) a slight movement of air. 4) a sign, hint, or suggestion: he avoided the slightest breath of scandal. ● breath of fresh air Cf. ↑breath of fresh air …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 breath — breath; breath·er; breath·i·ness; breath·ing; breath·ing·ly; breath·less; breath·less·ness; Breath·a·ly·zer; breath·able; breath·a·bil·i·ty; breath·less·ly; breath·tak·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 6 breath — [breth] n. [ME breth < OE bræth, odor, exhalation < IE base * bher , well up > FERMENT, BARM, BROOD] 1. air taken into the lungs and then let out 2. the act of breathing; respiration 3. the power to breathe easily and naturally [to get… …

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  • 7 Breath — «Breath» Сингл Breaki …

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  • 8 Breath — Single par Aya Kamiki Face A Breath Face B Mamoritai... Sortie 21 mai 2003 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 9 Breath — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Breath (exhalación) es un montaje de escenario, escrito por Samuel Beckett, una versión modificada de esta performance fue incluida en el musical de Kenneth Tynan Oh! Calcutta!. Este trabajo fue estrenado en octubre… …

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  • 10 breath — [n1] respiration animation, breathing, eupnea, exhalation, expiration, gasp, gulp, inhalation, inspiration, insufflation, pant, wheeze; concept 163 breath [n2] wind or something in the air aroma, faint breeze, flatus, flutter, gust, odor, puff,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 breath|er — «BREE thuhr», noun. 1. a short stop for breath; rest: »He had stopped for a few minutes breather. SYNONYM(S): respite, pause. 2. a person or thing that breathes: »I will chide no breather in the world but myself against whom I know most faults… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 breath´i|ly — breath|y «BREHTH ee», adjective. (of the voice or singing) characterized by or interspersed with audible sounds of breathing. –breath´i|ly, adverb. –breath´i|ness, noun …

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  • 13 breath|y — «BREHTH ee», adjective. (of the voice or singing) characterized by or interspersed with audible sounds of breathing. –breath´i|ly, adverb. –breath´i|ness, noun …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 breath — O.E. bræð odor, scent, stink, exhalation, vapor (O.E. word for air exhaled from the lungs was æðm), from P.Gmc. *bræthaz smell, exhalation (Cf. O.H.G. bradam, Ger. Brodem breath, steam ), from PIE root *gwhre to breathe, smell …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 breath — index suggestion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 breath — [[t]bre̱θ[/t]] ♦♦♦ breaths 1) N VAR: oft poss N Your breath is the air that you let out through your mouth when you breathe. If someone has bad breath, their breath smells unpleasant. I could smell the whisky on his breath... Smoking causes bad… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 breath — /breT/ noun 1 AIR YOU BREATHE a) (U) the air that you take in and out of your lungs when you breathe: Paul smelt the cigarette smoke on her breath. | bad breath (=breath that smells unpleasant) b) the process of breathing in and out: Her breath… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 breath — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, heavy, long, slow ▪ quick, shallow, sharp, short ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 breath — n. 1) to draw, take a breath 2) to catch; hold one s breath 3) to get one s breath back 4) to lose one s breath 5) a deep; long breath (she took a deep breath) 6) out of breath ( breathless ) 7) (misc.) to spare, save one s breath ( to avoid a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 breath */*/*/ — UK [breθ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms breath : singular breath plural breaths Get it right: breath: Don t confuse breath (a noun) and breathe (a verb). Breath is pronounced /breθ/ and means the air that goes in and out of your… …

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