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Meaning & Definition of Breath in English

English

Breath

/brɛθ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • breath

2. The air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

  • "His sour breath offended her"
    synonym:
  • breath

3. A short respite

    synonym:
  • breath
  • ,
  • breather
  • ,
  • breathing place
  • ,
  • breathing space
  • ,
  • breathing spell
  • ,
  • breathing time

4. An indirect suggestion

  • "Not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
    synonym:
  • hint
  • ,
  • intimation
  • ,
  • breath

5. A slight movement of the air

  • "There wasn't a breath of air in the room"
    synonym:
  • breath

Examples of using

Let's see who can hold their breath underwater the longest.
Please take a deep breath.
Tom held his breath and waited.