breathe /ˈbrɪð/ 動詞
Breathe v. i. [imp. & p. p. Breathed p. pr. & vb. n. Breathing.]
1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. “I am in health, I breathe.”
Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land! --Sir W. Scott [The Lay of the Last Minstrel].
2. To take breath; to rest from action.
Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again! --Shak.
3. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
The air breathes upon us here most sweetly. --Shak.
There breathes a living fragrance from the shore. --Byron.
Breathe, v. t.
1. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
To view the light of heaven, and breathe the vital air. --Dryden.
2. To inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into.
Able to breathe life into a stone. --Shak.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. --Gen. ii. 7.
3. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
He softly breathed thy name. --Dryden.
Or let the church, our mother, breathe her curse,
A mother's curse, on her revolting son. --Shak.
4. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
5. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
Others articles breathe the same severe spirit. --Milner.
6. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing. “They breathe the flute.”
7. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
And every man should beat thee. I think thou wast created for men to breathe themselves upon thee. --Shak.
8. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
A moment breathed his panting steed. --Sir W. Scott.
9. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
Mr. Tulkinghorn arrives in his turret room, a little breathed by the journey up. --Dickens.
10. Phonetics To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
The same sound may be pronounces either breathed, voiced, or whispered. --H. Sweet.
=\Breathed elements, being already voiceless, remain unchanged
Note: [in whispering].\= --H. Sweet.
To breathe again, to take breath; to feel a sense of relief, as from danger, responsibility, or press of business.
To breathe one's last, to die; to expire.
To breathe a vein, to open a vein; to let blood.
v 1: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe
better when the air is clean"; "The patient is
respiring" [syn: take a breath, respire, suspire]
2: be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
3: impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the
4: allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric
breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
5: utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
6: manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
7: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
[syn: rest, catch one's breath, take a breather]
8: reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand
after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be
allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
9: expel (gases or odors) [syn: emit, pass off]