Definitions of breath

  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"
  2. a slight movement of the air; " there wasn't a breath of air in the room"
  3. the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; " his sour breath offended her"
  4. a short respite
  5. 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.
  6. The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
  7. The power of respiration, and hence, life.
  8. Time to breathe; respite; pause.
  9. A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
  10. A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
  11. A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
  12. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
  13. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.
  14. The air drawn in and forced out of the lungs; a single act of drawing in or forcing out air; as, to take a long breath; the power to use the lungs freely; as, to lose one's breath; life; a pause; an instant; air in gentle motion; a mere word; fragrance.
  15. The air drawn into and then expelled from the lungs: power of breathing, life: the time occupied by once breathing: a very slight breeze.
  16. Air respired; life; a gentle breeze; a moment.
  17. The air inhaled and expelled in respiration; life; power of breathing freely; a single respiration; the time of a single respiration; respite, or time to breathe; a single act; an instant; breeze; air in gentle motion; a mere word; an exhalation.
  18. Air drawn into the lungs of animals and driven out from the same- in man and the more highly organised animals through the mouth and nostrils; respiration; a single drawing in and driving out of air; a gentle breeze of air; life; pause; time to breathe; an instant.