What does breach mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breach(noun)

    a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

  2. breach(noun)

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

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. gap, breach(verb)

    make an opening or gap in

Wiktionary

  1. breach(Noun)

    The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.

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

  2. breach(Noun)

    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. breach(Noun)

    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. breach(Noun)

    A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.

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

  5. breach(Noun)

    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. breach(Noun)

    A breaking out upon; an assault.

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

  7. breach(Noun)

    A bruise; a wound.

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

  8. breach(Noun)

    A hernia; a rupture.

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

  9. breach(Verb)

    to leap clear out of the water

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

  10. breach(Verb)

    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. breach(Verb)

    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. breach(Verb)

    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. breach(Verb)

    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. Breach(noun)

    the act of breaking, in a figurative sense

  2. Breach(noun)

    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. Breach(noun)

    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. Breach(noun)

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

  5. Breach(noun)

    a breaking up of amicable relations; rupture

  6. Breach(noun)

    a bruise; a wound

  7. Breach(noun)

    a hernia; a rupture

  8. Breach(noun)

    a breaking out upon; an assault

  9. Breach(verb)

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

  10. Breach(verb)

    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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The judges, who breach, violate, and break the concept of the constitution and law; they are not fair, to society, even to themselves. They just put the mask on their faces as the judge. However, history is their judge that does not ignore reality.

  2. Daniel Hannan:

    This is a breach of the assurances I and other Leavers gave during the referendum, please help sort this out.

  3. Seth Chromick:

    This breach is a parent's nightmare of epic proportions, a different approach to security for all organizations is needed.

  4. Damian Collins:

    But if Mark Zuckerberg chooses not to address our questions directly, we are asking colleagues at the European Parliament to help us get answers - particularly on who knew what at the company, and when, about the data breach and the non-transparent use of political adverts which continue to undermine our democracy.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Law and justice may attenuate and collapse under the burden of one-sided personal affection, choice, and courtesy, which defines not only the breach; it also describes a crime.

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Translations for breach

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  • خرقArabic
  • 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
  • להפרHebrew
  • 違反Japanese
  • parada, infração, fissura, términoPortuguese
  • [[разры́в]] [[отношение, наруше́ние, невыполне́ние, штурм, проло́м, разры́в, брешьRussian
  • bräschSwedish
  • மீறினால்Tamil
  • kirmak, kanun disi is yapmak, bosluk, SaldiriTurkish
  • 冲破Chinese

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