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Breathing vs. Breath

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  • Breathing (verb)

    present participle of breathe

  • Breathing (noun)

    The act of respiration; a single instance of this.

  • Breathing (noun)

    A diacritical mark indicating aspiration or lack thereof.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Time to recover one's breath; hence, a delay, a spell of time.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration.

    "the breathings of the Holy Spirit"

  • Breathing (noun)

    Aspiration; secret prayer.

  • Breath (noun)

    The breathing.

    "I could hear the breath of the runner behind me."

    "The child's breath came quickly and unevenly."

  • Breath (noun)

    A single act of breathing in or out.

    "I took a deep breath and started the test."

  • Breath (noun)

    Air expelled from the lungs.

    "I could feel the runner's breath on my shoulder."

  • Breath (noun)

    A rest or pause.

    "Let's stop for a breath when we get to the top of the hill."

  • Breath (noun)

    A small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense.

    "Even with all the windows open, there is hardly a breath of air in here."

    "If she had a breath of common sense, she would never have spoken to the man in the first place."

  • Breath (noun)

    Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.

  • Breath (noun)

    Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Breathing (noun)

    Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Air in gentle motion.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Aspiration; secret prayer.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Exercising; promotion of respiration.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Utterance; communication or publicity by words.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Breathing place; vent.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Stop; pause; delay.

  • Breathing (noun)

    Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h.

  • Breathing (noun)

    A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.

  • Breath (noun)

    The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.

  • Breath (noun)

    The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.

  • Breath (noun)

    The power of respiration, and hence, life.

  • Breath (noun)

    Time to breathe; respite; pause.

  • Breath (noun)

    A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.

  • Breath (noun)

    Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.

  • Breath (noun)

    A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.

  • Breath (noun)

    A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.

  • Breath (noun)

    Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.

  • Breath (noun)

    Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.

Webster Dictionary
  • Breathing (noun)

    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

  • Breathing (adjective)

    passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination;

    "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"

    "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"

  • Breath (noun)

    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"

  • Breath (noun)

    the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration;

    "his sour breath offended her"

  • Breath (noun)

    a short respite

  • Breath (noun)

    an indirect suggestion;

    "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

  • Breath (noun)

    a slight movement of the air;

    "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

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