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Noun
/ˈbrēT͟HiNG/,
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breathings, plural;
  1. The process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs
    • - his breathing was shallow
  2. A sign in Greek (῾ or ᾿) indicating the presence of an aspirate (rough breathing) or the absence of an aspirate (smooth breathing) at the beginning of a word


  1. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  2. 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"
  3. (breath) 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"
  4. (breath) the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his sour breath offended her"
  5. (breath) a short respite
  6. (breath) hint: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
  7. Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs. Aerobic organisms require oxygen to release energy via respiration, in the form of the metabolism of energy-rich molecules such as glucose.
  8. Breathing refers to when a lens' optics change the apparent focal length slightly when shifting the mechanical focus. Some (often more expensive) lenses are designed to lessen the degree this effect. ...
  9. "Breathing" is a song by American alternative band Lifehouse. The song is the second single from their debut studio album, No Name Face.
  10. Breathing is the name of a memorial sculpture situated on the roof of the Egton Wing of BBC Broadcasting House, in London. The sculpture commemorates journalists and associated staff who have been killed whilst carrying out their work as war correspondents for the BBC. ...
  11. "Breathing" is a single by Kate Bush, the first cut from her 1980 album Never For Ever, with backing vocals by Roy Harper.
  12. A decanter is a vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid (such as wine) which may contain sediment. Decanters are normally used as serving vessels for wine. Decanters vary in shape and design. ...
  13. The act of respiration; a single instance of this; A diacritical mark indicating aspiration or lack thereof
  14. (breath) The act or process of breathing; A single act of breathing in or out; Air expelled from the lungs; A rest or pause; a small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense
  15. (breathe) To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products; To exchange gases with the environment; To rest; to stop and catch one's breath; Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm; Figuratively, to live; To repeatedly draw ...
  16. (Breath) One of the Six Pilates Principles. Joseph Pilates emphasized using a very full breath in his exercises. He advocated thinking of the lungs as a bellows -- using them strongly to pump the air fully in and out of the body. ...
  17. (BREATH) Spoons repulsed by the geraniums.
  18. (BREATH) To dream that you are out of breath or are having difficulty breathing signifies health problems.
  19. (Breath) 1. The cycle of activity (exhalation) and of inactivity (inhalation) of a form. For example: the cycle of the seasons, the rhythm of the moon, the sleep/rest of the physical body. 2. The creation and activation of a form by the Soul: an incarnation, a thought, or a service activity. 3. ...
  20. (Breath) A hole or slit in the face of a helm that allows fresh air to enter for breathing.  An air hole.
  21. (Breath) In the astral-vital organisms of living beings the breath is called prana, which also means "life. ...
  22. (Breath) To come close to a person in your dreaming with a pure and sweet breath, commendable will be your conduct, and a profitable consummation of business deals will follow. Breath if fetid, indicates sickness and snares. Losing one's breath, denotes signal failure where success seemed assured.
  23. (Breath) a positive change in airway flow (inspiration) paired with a negative change in airway flow (expiration), associated with ventilation of the lungs. This definition excludes flow changes caused by hiccups or cardiogenic oscillations. ...
  24. (Breath) in choreography, it is what provides visual space to logically connect ideas.  As with all choreographical elements, breath needs to be motivated by the soundtrack, not just thrown in whenever you think the performers need a break [Thelen].
  25. (Breath) of the Fire Dragon (See also "Violet Breath") A special breathing technique used to place the Reiki symbol in the crown of the student during an Attunement. It is also used in Raku Kai to develop the microcosmic orbit and strengthen the Reiki channel and promote health.