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Definitions for expire
ɪkˈspaɪərex·pire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. run out, expireverb

    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 itverb

    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 outverb

    expel air

    "Exhale when you lift the weight"

Wiktionary

  1. expireverb

    to die

    The old librarian will expire next week.

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

  2. expireverb

    to become invalid

    My library card will expire next week.

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

  3. expireverb

    to exhale; to breathe (out).

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

  4. expireverb

    to exhale (something).

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

    Etymology: From ex- + spiro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expireverb

    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. Expireverb

    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. Expireverb

    to emit; to give out

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

  4. Expireverb

    to bring to a close; to terminate

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

  5. Expireverb

    to emit the breath

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

  6. Expireverb

    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. Expireverb

    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. Expireverb

    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. Mark Zandi:

    It will lift long-term economic growth and by so doing, all else being equal, will take the edge off of inflation long run, but again that's pretty small potatoes, because it's very much on the margin and a lot of the programs expire, so they would presumably have no effect later in the decade.

  2. Gene Hamilton:

    Sean Spicer and Russ Vought are American patriots who were appointed to positions on the Board of Visitors at the United States Naval Academy because of their ability to contribute to the Board with their unique skills and tremendous experiences, president Biden’s threatened dismissal of them before their terms expire–from the purely advisory Board of Visitors, an entity that exercises no executive power whatsoever–violates the law. Our clients have every right to serve every single day remaining in their terms. But even if the Biden Administration prevails in its arguments, President Biden has perhaps unwittingly created a precedent that will be followed by all future administrations.

  3. John Kilduff:

    Seems like there is volatility with the U.S. August contract set to expire and the weak equities are not helping either.

  4. Jeb Hensarling:

    As more Americans and more members of Congress learned about Ex-Im's political lending, corruption and fundamental unfairness, the more they wanted it to expire, now the challenge for supporters of a competitive free-market economy is to make sure Ex-Im stays expired.

  5. William Cocks:

    Applying early will allow you to save the additional $ 60 expedite fee, if you have a valid passport, be sure to check its expiration date before you make travel reservations.Some countries will not let you enter if your passport will expire in fewer than six months.

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