breath

[ breth ]
/ brɛθ /

noun

Idioms

Origin of breath

before 900; Middle English breth, breeth, Old English brǣth smell, exhalation; akin to German Brodem vapor, steam

Related forms

in·ter·breath, adjective

Can be confused

breadth breath breathe
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British Dictionary definitions for breath

breath

/ (brɛθ) /

noun

Word Origin for breath

Old English brǣth; related to brǣdan to burn, Old High German brādam heat, breath
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Medicine definitions for breath

breath

[ brĕth ]

n.

The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration.
A single respiration.
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Idioms and Phrases with breath

breath


In addition to the idiom beginning with breath

  • breathe down someone's neck
  • breathe easy
  • breathe life into
  • breathe one's last
  • breathing space
  • breath of fresh air

also see:

  • catch one's breath
  • hold one's breath
  • in the same breath
  • out of breath
  • save one's breath
  • take one's breath away
  • under one's breath
  • waste one's breath
  • with bated breath
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