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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 breath /ˈbrɛθ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 breath /ˈbrɛθ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breath n.
 1. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.
    Melted as breath into the wind.   --Shak.
 2. The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
 3. The power of respiration, and hence, life.
    Thou takest away their breath, they die.   --Ps. civ. 29.
 4. Time to breathe; respite; pause.
    Give me some breath, some little pause.   --Shak.
 5. A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
    He smiles and he frowns in a breath.   --Dryden.
 6. Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
 The earthquake voice of victory,
 To thee the breath of life.   --Byron.
 7. A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
    A breath can make them, as a breath has made.   --Goldsmith.
 8. A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
 Calm and unruffled as a summer's sea,
 when not a breath of wind flies o'er its surface.   --Addison.
 9. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
    The breath of flowers.   --Bacon.
 10. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.
    An after dinner's breath.   --Shak.
 Out of breath, breathless, exhausted; breathing with difficulty.
 Under one's breath, in low tones.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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"
      2: the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his
         sour breath offended her"
      3: a short respite [syn: breather, breathing place, breathing
         space, breathing spell, breathing time]
      4: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever
         touched her" [syn: hint, intimation]
      5: a slight movement of the air; "there wasn't a breath of air
         in the room"