Definitions of breathe

  1. allow the passge of air through; " Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  2. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; " I can breathe better when the air is clean"; " The patient is respiring"
  3. manifest or evince; " She breathes the Christian spirit"
  4. expel, as of gases and odors
  5. take a short breath
  6. utter or tell; " not breathe a word"
  7. impart as if by breathing; " He breathed new life into the old house"
  8. be alive; " Every creature that breathes"
  9. expel ( gases or odors)
  10. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  11. allow the passage of air through; " Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  12. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
  13. To take breath; to rest from action.
  14. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
  15. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
  16. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
  17. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
  18. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
  19. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
  20. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
  21. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
  22. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
  23. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
  24. To exhale.
  25. To inject by breathing; to infuse; - with into.
  26. To draw air into the lungs and force it out again; to be alive; to rest from action; to exhale; as, perfume breathes from flowers; to blow softly.
  27. To draw in and expel breath or air from the lungs: to take breath, to rest or pause: to live.
  28. To draw in and expel from the lungs, as air: to infuse: to give out as breath: to utter by the breath or softly; to keep in breath, to exercise.
  29. To draw breath; to respire; to live.
  30. To draw into or expel from the lungs; to exhale; to give vent to; to utter softly.
  31. To inhale and exhale, as air; respire; emit; utter; manifest.
  32. To exercise; overtire.
  33. To rest, as for breath.
  34. To inhale and exhale air; respire; be alive.
  35. To pause for breath.
  36. To inhale, as air, into the lungs, and expel it; to infuse; to expire; to exercise or keep in breath; to inspire or blow into; to utter softly; to give vent to; to express; to manifest.
  37. To inspire and expire air; to live; take a breath or pause; to pass as air; to exhale.
  38. To draw in and give out air; to live; to rest; to speak softly to; to express, as words.

Usage examples for breathe

  1. I could hardly breathe in the room. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. " I breathe it for the first time," said Lassalle. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  3. I could hardly breathe myself with two heavy fellows on my chest. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  4. If so, how delightful for them, and we shall all breathe a sigh of relief, but there will be no story. – Peter and Wendy by James Matthew Barrie
  5. Bruce, said Roger sternly, as the train began to move, leave bugs alone and come up and breathe! – His Family by Ernest Poole
  6. Will the Boy Scout who goes with him be allowed to breathe? – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  7. To him the main point was to make his figures live and breathe and move; and see how he succeeded! – Rembrandt by Josef Israels
  8. And as the Bishop looked, a voice seemed to breathe in his ear: And he caused all ... – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  9. One could breathe at last. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  10. I examined him closely, and found him hardly able to breathe. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. He became aware of the fact that it was difficult for him to breathe. – The Planetoid of Peril by Paul Ernst
  12. " They're crowdin' in so thick right around me that I can't breathe comfortable any more; the smell of 'em's in the wind. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  13. He did not stir, did not seem even to breathe. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  14. " I'm a fool, Dinky- Dunk, a most awful fool," I tried to tell him, when he gave me a chance to breathe again. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  15. I must go where I can breathe. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  16. For some moments the Colonel sat perfectly still, his heart beating so fast that he could scarcely breathe. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  17. In His arms I lie, in His breath I breathe, in His life I live- I am He! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  18. One could breathe, with difficulty, and with titanic effort one could speak. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  19. Just to breathe it is a delight. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  20. At the end of two months he should breathe the open air more frequently. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse