breath vs breathe :


  • n  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
  • n  the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
    his sour breath offended her
  • n  a short respite
  • n  an indirect suggestion
    not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • n  a slight movement of the air
    there wasn't a breath of air in the room

  • v  draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    I can breathe better when the air is clean
  • v  be alive
    Every creature that breathes
  • v  impart as if by breathing
    He breathed new life into the old house
  • v  allow the passage of air through
    Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear
  • v  utter or tell
    not breathe a word
  • v  manifest or evince
    She breathes the Christian spirit
  • v  take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • v  reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked
    This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours
  • v  expel (gases or odors)
News & Articles

  • Study shows how marine mammals hold their breath
    KRISTEN BUTLER, How do whales hold their breath for an hour? New research explains how marine mammals store oxygen.
    June 14, 2013 - UPI
  • Swimmers honor Coach Mike
    Caden Carver takes a breath during the annual lake swim Wednesday morning. Carver placed first with a time of 1 hour and 12 minutes. The event has been renamed Coach Mike Memorial Lake Swim in honor of the late Mike Taylor, former coach for the Havasu Stingrays.
    June 13, 2013 - Today's News-Herald
  • Fans and players catch breath after Game One thriller
    (Reuters) - Hockey fans were still catching their breath on Thursday after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins in a Game One triple-overtime Stanley Cup thriller that has already been labeled a classic. Chicago's 4-3 comeback win will long be remembered by anyone who witnessed the pulsating four-hour drama unfold on television or inside a packed United Center. But the Bruins will be ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports