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Meaning of BREATHE

Pronunciation:  breedh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
  2. [v]  manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
  3. [v]  expel, as of gases and odors
  4. [v]  take a short breath
  5. [v]  utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
  6. [v]  impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"
  7. [v]  be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
  8. [v]  allow the passge of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"

BREATHE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: catch one's breath, emit, pass off, respire, rest, suspire, take a breath, take a breather
 See Also: be, belch, break, breathe in, breathe out, bubble, burp, choke, convey, discharge, eject, emanate, eruct, exhale, exist, expel, expire, express, force out, give forth, give tongue to, hiccough, hiccup, hyperventilate, impart, inhale, inspire, instill, intermit, live, pause, radiate, release, saw logs, saw wood, sigh, snore, subsist, survive, transfuse, utter, verbalise, verbalize, wheeze, yawn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Breathe\ (br[=e][th]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Breathed};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Breathing}.] [From {Breath}.]
    1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. ``I
       am in health, I breathe.'' --Shak.
             Breathes there a man with soul so dead? --Sir W.
    2. To take breath; to rest from action.
             Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again! --Shak.
    3. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to
       emanate; to blow gently.
             The air breathes upon us here most sweetly. --Shak.
             There breathes a living fragrance from the shore.
  2. \Breathe\, v. t.
    1. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to
             To view the light of heaven, and breathe the vital
             air.                                  --Dryden.
    2. To inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into.
             Able to breathe life into a stone.    --Shak.
             And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the
             ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of
             life.                                 --Gen. ii. 7.
    3. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to
       whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
             He softly breathed thy name.          --Dryden.
             Or let the church, our mother, breathe her curse, A
             mother's curse, on her revolting son. --Shak.
    4. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe
       odors or perfumes.
    5. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
             Others articles breathe the same severe spirit.
    6. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
       ``They breathe the flute.'' --Prior.
    7. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
             And every man should beat thee. I think thou wast
             created for men to breathe themselves upon thee.
    8. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural
       breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
             A moment breathed his panting steed.  --Sir W.
    9. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
             Mr. Tulkinghorn arrives in his turret room, a little
             breathed by the journey up.           --Dickens.
    10. (Phonetics) To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal
              The same sound may be pronounces either breathed,
              voiced, or whispered.                --H. Sweet.
              Breathed elements, being already voiceless, remain
    Note: [in whispering].                         --H. Sweet.
    {To breathe again}, to take breath; to feel a sense of
       relief, as from danger, responsibility, or press of
    {To breathe one's last}, to die; to expire.
    {To breathe a vein}, to open a vein; to let blood. --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are breathing rapidly indicates that you are experiencing some anxiety, tension, or fear concerning a new situation in your waking life. Dreaming that you are breathing underwater, represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were dependent and free from responsibilities. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, unable to fulfill your own needs and caring for yourself. Alternatively, you may be submerged in your emotions. Dreaming that you are holding your breath indicates your stubborn state of mind. Your views may be one-sided and the dream is telling you to be open to the opinions of others. Dreaming that you cannot breathe indicates that you are feeling exhausted. Dreaming that you have bad breath, suggests that you are misleading others.
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