Breather definition

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One that breathes, especially in a specified manner.

A shallow breather.

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(informal) A short rest period.

Took a breather after skiing for two hours.

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(informal) An activity, such as strenuous exercise, that causes difficult breathing.
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A small vent allowing the passage of gas or liquid to or from an enclosed area.
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A small vent, as for the release of moisture from an enclosed space.
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One who breathes in a certain way.

A mouth breather.

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(slang) One who telephones another person and then breathes audibly instead of talking.
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A pause as for rest.
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An easy contest, task, etc. coming between other, more difficult ones.
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One that breathes, especially in a specified manner.

A shallow breather.

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A small vent allowing the passage of gas or liquid to or from an enclosed area.
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Something or someone that breathes.
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A short break; a rest or respite.

After a short breather she was ready to continue up the hill.

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(physics) A spatially localized, time-periodic excitation in a one-dimensional lattice.
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(colloquial, dated) That which puts one out of breath, such as violent exercise.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
breather
Plural:
breathers