What does breach mean?

Definitions for breach
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breachnoun

    a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

  2. breachnoun

    an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

  3. rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling outverb

    a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

  4. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakverb

    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"

  5. gap, breachverb

    make an opening or gap in

Wiktionary

  1. breachnoun

    The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  2. breachnoun

    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.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  3. breachnoun

    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.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  4. breachnoun

    A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  5. breachnoun

    A breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  6. breachnoun

    A breaking out upon; an assault.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  7. breachnoun

    A bruise; a wound.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  8. breachnoun

    A hernia; a rupture.

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  9. breachverb

    to leap clear out of the water

    Etymology: breche from bryce from brecan "to break". More at break.

  10. breachverb

    To make a breach in.

    They breached the outer wall, but not the main one.

    Etymology: From Middle English breche, from Old English bryċe ("fracture, breach") , from Proto-Germanic *brukiz.

  11. breachverb

    To violate or break.

    "I therefore agree with the Court that the Government did breach its contract with petitioners in failing to approve, within 30 days of its receipt, the plan of exploration petitioners submitted."

    Etymology: From Middle English breche, from Old English bryċe ("fracture, breach") , from Proto-Germanic *brukiz.

  12. breachverb

    To break into a ship or into a coastal defence.

    Etymology: From Middle English breche, from Old English bryċe ("fracture, breach") , from Proto-Germanic *brukiz.

  13. breachverb

    To leap clear out of the water.

    Etymology: From Middle English breche, from Old English bryċe ("fracture, breach") , from Proto-Germanic *brukiz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breachnoun

    the act of breaking, in a figurative sense

  2. Breachnoun

    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

  3. Breachnoun

    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

  4. Breachnoun

    a breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf

  5. Breachnoun

    a breaking up of amicable relations; rupture

  6. Breachnoun

    a bruise; a wound

  7. Breachnoun

    a hernia; a rupture

  8. Breachnoun

    a breaking out upon; an assault

  9. Breachverb

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

  10. Breachverb

    to break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale

Freebase

  1. Breach

    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

  1. Breach

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. breach

    Formerly, what is made by the breaking in of the sea, now applied also to the openings or gaps made in the works of fortified places battered by an enemy's cannon. Also, an old term for a heavy surf or broken water on a sea-coast; by some called brist.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. breach

    Rupture made in a fortification to facilitate the assault. The operation by which the opening is produced is called breaching, and the guns used for this purpose are breaching batteries. To repair a breach, is to stop or fill up the gap with gabions, fascines, etc., and prevent the assault. To fortify a breach, is to render it inaccessible by means of chevaux-de-frise, crow’s feet, etc. To make a lodgment in the breach. After the besieged are driven away, the besiegers secure themselves against any future attack in the breach. To clear the breach, that is, to remove the ruins, that it may be better defended.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3178

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breach' in Nouns Frequency: #1252

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of breach in a Sentence

  1. Louise Martin:

    The testimony of the athletes... are both unreliable and evasive, rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the' no-needles' policy.

  2. Le Drian:

    There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt. This will not do. Things are not going well between us, they're not going well at all.

  3. Peter Dutton:

    If they breach the conditions, they're subject to enforcement action, like anyone else, they're expected to operate within the law, and enforcement action will take place to identify those people and to deport them if they don't self-declare.

  4. Allison Goddard:

    It's the most fundamental breach of privacy.

  5. The KVKK:

    The board has found that the necessary administrative and technical measures set out by law to prevent this data breach were not taken, and has fined Facebook 1.15 million lira for not realizing its responsibilities regarding data protection.

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Translations for breach

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  • خرقArabic
  • нарушение, прибой, разбиване на вълни, скъсване на отношения, пробив, цепнатинаBulgarian
  • Bruch, Brechen, Bresche, VerstoßGerman
  • batería, brecha, boquete, incumplimiento, quebrada, disolución, violaciónSpanish
  • hypätä, rikkomus, murtua, särkeä, välirikko, murtuma, murros, murtuminen, rikkominen, hyökkäys, rikkoaFinnish
  • brèche, infraction, brouille, violationFrench
  • briseadhScottish Gaelic
  • törés, hullámtörésHungarian
  • melanggarIndonesian
  • brecho, brechizarIdo
  • להפרHebrew
  • 違反Japanese
  • término, fissura, infração, paradaPortuguese
  • разры́в, [[разры́в]] [[отношение, наруше́ние, невыполне́ние, штурм, брешь, проло́мRussian
  • bräschSwedish
  • மீறினால்Tamil
  • ละเมิดThai
  • Saldiri, kirmak, kanun disi is yapmak, boslukTurkish
  • 冲破Chinese

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