Width vs Breathe - What's the difference?
As a noun width
is the state of being wide.
As a verb breathe is
to draw air into (inhale), and expel air from (exhale), the lungs in order to extract oxygen and excrete waste gases.
The state of being wide.
The measurement of the extent of something from side to side.
A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension, especially fabric.
(cricket) The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.
(sports) The use of all the width of the pitch, from one side to the other.
- Manchester United like to play with width .
, date=September 18
, author=Ben Dirs
, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=England looked to put width
on the ball after the restart, Armitage very nearly going over in the corner only for the video referee to decide his foot was in touch. But Armitage did get on the score-sheet five minutes later, Ben Foden straightening and putting the London Irish man in. }}
* (extent or measure of how broad or wide something is) breadth
To draw air into (inhale), and expel air from (exhale), the lungs in order to extract oxygen and excrete waste gases.
To take in needed gases and expel waste gases in a similar way.
:Fish have gills so they can breathe underwater.
To use (a gas) to sustain life.
:While life as we know it depends on oxygen, scientists have speculated that alien life forms might breathe chlorine or methane.
Figuratively, to live.
:I will not allow it, as long as I still breathe .
*:I am in health, I breathe .
*(rfdate) Sir Walter Scott
*:Breathes there a man with soul so dead?
To draw something into the lungs.
:Try not to breathe too much smoke.
To expel air from the lungs, exhale.
:If you breathe on a mirror, it will fog up.
To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to emanate; to blow gently.
:The wind breathes through the trees.
*:The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.
*:There breathes a living fragrance from the shore.
To give an impression of, to exude.
:The decor positively breathes classical elegance.
To whisper quietly.
:He breathed the words into her ear, but she understood them all.
To exchange gases with the environment.
:Garments made of certain new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise.
To rest; to stop and catch one's breath.
*:Thenne they lasshed to gyder many sad strokes / & tracyd and trauercyd now bakward / now sydelyng hurtlyng to gyders lyke two bores / & that same tyme they felle both grouelyng to the erthe / Thus they fought styll withoute ony reposynge two houres and neuer brethed
*:Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again!
To stop, to give (a horse) an opportunity to catch its breath.
:At higher altitudes you need to breathe your horse more often.
* (to draw air in and out) see