- 1the air taken into or expelled from the lungs
- 2a single inhalation or exhalation of air
- 3the power of breathing; life
Using breath: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "breath" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She took a deep breath before speaking.
He was gasping for breath after running up the stairs.
The cold air made his breath visible.
She could feel his warm breath on her neck.
breath Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with breath
to stop breathing heavily or rapidly and start breathing normally again, especially after physical exertion or excitement
After running the marathon, it took him a few minutes to catch his breath.
to stop breathing for a short period of time, often as a reaction to fear or anticipation
I held my breath as the acrobat performed the dangerous stunt.
to cause someone to feel overwhelmed or amazed, often by something beautiful or impressive
The view from the top of the mountain took her breath away.
Origins of breath
from Old English 'brǣð'
Summary: breath in Brief
The term 'breath' [breθ] refers to the air taken in or expelled from the lungs, as well as a single inhalation or exhalation of air. It can also denote the power of breathing or life. Phrases like 'catch one's breath' and 'hold one's breath' describe the act of stopping or restarting breathing, while 'take someone's breath away' means to overwhelm or amaze.