breather


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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.
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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. Sixty or seventy of them, large and small, smooth and shaggy--deer-hound, boar-hound, blood-hound, wolf-hound, mastiff, alaun, talbot, lurcher, terrier, spaniel--snapping, yelling and whining, with score of lolling tongues and waving tails, came surging down the narrow lane which leads from the Twynham kennels to the bank of Avon.
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