Search Result for "breach":
1. a failure to perform some promised act or obligation;
2. an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification);
3. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);
- Example: "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
[syn: rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out]
1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
- Example: "offend all laws of humanity"
- Example: "violate the basic laws or human civilization"
- Example: "break a law"
- Example: "break a promise"
[syn: transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break]
2. make an opening or gap in;
[syn: gap, breach]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Breach \Breach\ (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See Break, and cf. Brake (the instrument), Brack a break] . 1. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise. [1913 Webster] 3. A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture. [1913 Webster] Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf. [1913 Webster] The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. --2 Sam. v. 20. [1913 Webster] A clear breach implies that the waves roll over the vessel without breaking. A clean breach implies that everything on deck is swept away. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster] 5. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture. [1913 Webster] There's fallen between him and my lord An unkind breach. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. A bruise; a wound. [1913 Webster] Breach for breach, eye for eye. --Lev. xxiv. 20. [1913 Webster] 7. (Med.) A hernia; a rupture. [1913 Webster] 8. A breaking out upon; an assault. [1913 Webster] The Lord had made a breach upon Uzza. --1. Chron. xiii. 11. [1913 Webster] Breach of falth, a breaking, or a failure to keep, an expressed or implied promise; a betrayal of confidence or trust. Breach of peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing the public peace. Breach of privilege, an act or default in violation of the privilege or either house of Parliament, of Congress, or of a State legislature, as, for instance, by false swearing before a committee. --Mozley. Abbott. [1913 Webster] Breach of promise, violation of one's plighted word, esp. of a promise to marry. Breach of trust, violation of one's duty or faith in a matter entrusted to one. [1913 Webster] Syn: Rent; cleft; chasm; rift; aperture; gap; break; disruption; fracture; rupture; infraction; infringement; violation; quarrel; dispute; contention; difference; misunderstanding. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Breach \Breach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breached; p. pr. & vb. n. Breaching.] To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Breach \Breach\, v. i. To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale. [1913 Webster]Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Breach an opening in a wall (1 Kings 11:27; 2 Kings 12:5); the fracture of a limb (Lev. 24:20), and hence the expression, "Heal, etc." (Ps. 60:2). Judg. 5:17, a bay or harbour; R.V., "by his creeks."Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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