breathed Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    breathe; respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  2. verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes
  3. verb impart as if by breathing
    • He breathed new life into the old house
  4. verb allow the passage of air through
    • Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear
  5. verb utter or tell
    • not breathe a word
  6. verb manifest or evince
    • She breathes the Christian spirit
  7. verb take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    breathe; take a breather; catch one's breath; rest.
  8. verb 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. verb expel (gases or odors)
    breathe; emit; pass off.
  10. adjective satellite uttered without voice
    • could hardly hear her breathed plea, `Help me'
    • voiceless whispers