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Breathing meaning

breathing - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Breathe
  2. 2. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.
  3. 3. Air in gentle motion.
  4. 4. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.
  5. 5. Aspiration; secret prayer.
  6. 6. Exercising; promotion of respiration.
  7. 7. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.
  8. 8. Breathing place; vent.
  9. 9. Stop; pause; delay.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.
  12. 12. place; vent.

breathing - examples of usage

  1. And yet, big as it all was, it could not provide breathing space for that man and himself. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. " Now, sir," says I, " sleep if you can;" with which he turned his head and in a few minutes was sound asleep, breathing regularly and deeply. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Whatever her husband had said to Vereker in that morning walk, the present hour was a breathing- space for Rosalind. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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