Dictionary.com

breathe

[ breeth ]
/ brið /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: breathe / breathing on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), breathed [breethd], /briðd/, breath·ing.
verb (used with object), breathed [breethd], /briðd/, breath·ing.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Idioms about breathe

Origin of breathe

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English brethe, brethen, breeth, derivative of breath

OTHER WORDS FROM breathe

out·breathe, verb (used with object), out·breathed, out·breath·ing.pre·breathe, verb (used with object), pre·breathed, pre·breath·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH breathe

breadth, breath, breathe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use breathe in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for breathe

breathe
/ (briːð) /

verb

Word Origin for breathe

C13: from breath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with breathe

breathe

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK