Definition and Meanings for breach

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Breach is ranked 12,067 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of breach

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of breach

oe. breke, breche, as. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to dan. br, mhg. breche, gap, breach. see break, and cf. brake (the instrument), brack a brea

Meaning of breach


as noun

  • the act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • a breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
  • a breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
  • a bruise; a wound.
  • a hernia; a rupture.
  • a breaking out upon; an assault.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.

as intransitive verb

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