a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out(verb)
a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break(verb)
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
"offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
make an opening or gap in
The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
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 by breaking or battering, as in a wall, fortification or levee; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture; a fissure.
A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
A breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
A breaking out upon; an assault.
A bruise; a wound.
A hernia; a rupture.
To make a breach in.
They breached the outer wall, but not the main one.
To violate or break.
, to break into a ship or into a coastal defence
to leap clear out of the water
Origin: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.
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
to make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city
to break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale
Breach is a 2007 American historical drama film directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay by Ray, Adam Mazer, and William Rotko is based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and later Russia for more than two decades, and Eric O'Neill, who worked as his assistant and helped bring about his downfall. O'Neill served as a consultant on the film.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brēch, n. a break or opening, as in the walls of a fortress: a breaking of law, &c., violation of contract, covenant, promise, &c.: a quarrel: a broken condition or part of anything, a break: a gap in a fortification—hence 'to stand in the breach,' often used figuratively: a break in a coast-line, bay, harbour, creek (Judges, v. 17).—v.t. to make a breach or opening in a wall, &c.—Breach of promise, often used simply for breach of promise of marriage; Breach of the peace, a violation of the public peace by riot or the like. [A.S. bryce, brice; related to Break.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'breach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3178
Rank popularity for the word 'breach' in Nouns Frequency: #1252
The numerical value of breach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of breach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance.
But to my mind, though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honoured in the breach than the observance.
Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations, and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in.
It is a huge danger, if they breach, if there's a derailment in the heart of my town and there's a breach of tank cars, there can be a plume of flame high into the sky.
There may be breaches - Borj al-Barajneh was a breach, and there may be another breach - but in general there are no longer uncontrolled places where car bombs can be rigged.
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Translations for breach
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- скъсване на отношения, разбиване на вълни, нарушение, пробив, прибой, цепнатинаBulgarian
- Bruch, Bresche, Brechen, VerstoßGerman
- violación, disolución, batería, brecha, boquete, quebrada, incumplimientoSpanish
- rikkoa, hyökkäys, rikkominen, murtuma, murtua, hypätä, rikkomus, särkeä, välirikko, murros, murtuminenFinnish
- infraction, brouille, violation, brècheFrench
- briseadhScottish Gaelic
- törés, hullámtörésHungarian
- brecho, brechizarIdo
- parada, infração, fissura, términoPortuguese
- [[разры́в]] [[отношение, наруше́ние, невыполне́ние, штурм, проло́м, разры́в, брешьRussian
- kirmak, kanun disi is yapmak, bosluk, SaldiriTurkish
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