HyperDic: breath

English > 5 senses of the word breath:
NOUNactbreaththe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
substancebreaththe air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
timebreath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing timea short respite
communicationbreath, hint, intimationan indirect suggestion
phenomenonbreatha slight movement of the air
breath > pronunciation
Soundsbreh'th
Rhymesbeth ... Wyeth: 11 rhymes with ehth...
English > breath: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing.
Examples
  • "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"
  • "he was fighting to his last breath"
Narrowerexhalation, expiration, breathing outThe act of expelling air from the lungs
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishrespiración
Catalanrespiració
English > breath: 5 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningThe air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration.
Example"his sour breath offended her"
Narrowerhalitus, exhalationexhaled breath
BroaderairA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
Spanishaliento, respiración
Catalanalè, respiració
English > breath: 5 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningA short respite.
Synonymsbreather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time
Broaderrespite, rest, relief, rest periodA pause for relaxation
Spanishrespirador, respiro
Catalanrespirador, respir
English > breath: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn indirect suggestion.
Example"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
Synonymshint, intimation
Broadersuggestion, proposition, profferA proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
Spanishindirecta, insinuación, soplo
Catalaninsinuació
English > breath: 5 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
MeaningA slight movement of the air.
Example"there wasn't a breath of air in the room"
Broaderbreeze, zephyr, gentle wind, airA slight wind (usually refreshing)

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