Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun breath

5 senses of breath

Sense 1
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")
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Sense 2
breath -- (the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his sour breath offended her")
       => air -- (a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air")

Sense 3
breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time -- (a short respite)
       => respite, rest, relief, rest period -- (a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests")

Sense 4
hint, intimation, breath -- (an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her")
       => suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")

Sense 5
breath -- (a slight movement of the air; "there wasn't a breath of air in the room")
       => breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air -- (a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck")

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