What does expire mean?

Definitions for expire
ɪkˈspaɪərex·pire

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word expire.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. run out, expire(verb)

    lose validity

    "My passports expired last month"

  2. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  3. exhale, expire, breathe out(verb)

    expel air

    "Exhale when you lift the weight"

Wiktionary

  1. expire(Verb)

    to die

    The old librarian will expire next week.

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

  2. expire(Verb)

    to become invalid

    My library card will expire next week.

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

  3. expire(Verb)

    to exhale; to breathe (out).

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

  4. expire(Verb)

    to exhale (something).

    He escaped the garage and will expire the carbon monoxide he had been breathing.

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expire(verb)

    to breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  2. Expire(verb)

    to give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  3. Expire(verb)

    to emit; to give out

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  4. Expire(verb)

    to bring to a close; to terminate

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  5. Expire(verb)

    to emit the breath

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  6. Expire(verb)

    to emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  7. Expire(verb)

    to come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

  8. Expire(verb)

    to burst forth; to fly out with a blast

    Etymology: [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expire

    eks-pīr′, v.t. to breathe out: to emit or throw out from the lungs: to emit in minute particles.—v.i. to breathe out the breath of life: to die out (of fire): to die: to come to an end.—adj. Expī′rable, that may expire or come to an end.—ns. Expī′rant, one expiring; Expirā′tion, the act of breathing out: (obs.) death: end: that which is expired.—adj. Expī′ratory, pertaining to expiration, or the emission of the breath.—p.adj. Expī′ring, dying: pertaining to or uttered at the time of dying.—n. Expī′ry, the end or termination: expiration. [Fr. expirer—L. ex, out, spirāre, -ātum, to breathe.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of expire in a Sentence

  1. Ron Johnson:

    Looking ahead, we should be passing laws to make sure we have that manufacturing capability, that we have sufficient stockpiles. You know things expire. We need to be far more strategic about how we approach these things for the next potential pandemic, these are serious issues.

  2. Kyle Pomerleau:

    Taxpayers also wouldn't notice any difference right now. They would only notice a difference relative to this hypothetical world in which the tax cuts were allowed to expire.

  3. liam mahone:

    I aspire to inspire before I expire.

  4. Raja Shafqat Khan:

    The cards will not be extended, they expire at the end of this year.

  5. Dan Holler:

    We feel that it's a huge win that the charter's going to expire, now we need to make sure that Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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