What does the word breath mean?

Usage examples for breath

  1. " Very well," she said, with a catch of her breath. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  2. Simmonds drew a deep breath. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  3. She shook her head, drawing a long, quiet breath. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers