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breath·er

 (brē′thər)
n.
1. One that breathes, especially in a specified manner: a shallow breather.
2. Informal A short rest period: took a breather after skiing for two hours.
3. Informal An activity, such as strenuous exercise, that causes difficult breathing.
4. A small vent allowing the passage of gas or liquid to or from an enclosed area.

breather

(ˈbriːðə)
n
1. informal a short pause for rest
2. a person who breathes in a specified way: a deep breather.
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a vent in a container to equalize internal and external pressure, such as the pipe in the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine
4. a small opening in a room, container, cover, etc, supplying air for ventilation

breath•er

(ˈbri ðər)

n.
1. a pause, as for breath; break.
2. a person who breathes, esp. audibly or in a specified way.
3. a vent in an otherwise airtight tank to relieve pressure.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breather - a short respitebreather - a short respite      
rest period, rest, respite, relief - a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
2.breather - air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipesbreather - air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
air duct, air passage, airway - a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

breather

noun (Informal) rest, break, halt, pause, recess, breathing space, breath of air Relax and take a breather whenever you feel that you need one.

breather

noun
Informal. A pause or interval, as from work or duty:
Translations
استراحه، متنفس
oddych
hvilpause
stundarhlé, pása

breather

[ˈbriːðəʳ] N (= short rest) → respiro m, descanso m
to take a breathertomarse un respiro or descanso
to give sb a breatherdejar que algn se tome un respiro or descanso

breather

[ˈbriːðər] nmoment m de repos or de répit
to have a breather → faire une petite pause
to take a breather → faire une petite pausebreath freshener [ˈfrɛʃnər] nrafraîchisseur m d'haleine

breather

n (= short rest)Atempause f, → Verschnaufpause f; to give somebody a breatherjdn verschnaufen lassen; to take or have a breathersich verschnaufen

breather

[ˈbriːðəʳ] n (fam) → attimo di respiro

breathe

(briːð) verb
1. to draw in and let out (air etc) from the lungs. He was unable to breathe because of the smoke; She breathed a sigh of relief.
2. to tell (a secret). Don't breathe a word of this to anyone.
ˈbreather noun
a short rest or break from work etc. I must have a breather before I do any more.

breather

n. respirador; tregua, reposo.
References in classic literature ?
It chanced on that very evening that Sir Nigel Loring, having supped before sunset, as was his custom, and having himself seen that Pommers and Cadsand, his two war-horses, with the thirteen hacks, the five jennets, my lady's three palfreys, and the great dapple-gray roussin, had all their needs supplied, had taken his dogs for an evening breather.
brand uncovered the prevalence of sleep time mouth breathing, revealing that 61 percent of the respondents identify themselves as mouth breathers -- those who regularly breathe through their mouth instead of their nose when sleeping and/or suffer from chronic nighttime nasal congestion.
Better Breathers Group - The Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute's Better Breathers group will meet from 1 p.
Made from durable nylon, these breathers include a standard 48[micro] screen with optional porous materials in 35, 70, and 250 microns.