What does rupture mean?

Definitions for rupture
ˈrʌp tʃərrup·ture

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rupture(noun)

    state of being torn or burst open

  2. rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out(noun)

    a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

  3. rupture(verb)

    the act of making a sudden noisy break

  4. tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

    "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"


  1. rupture(Noun)

    A burst, split, or break.

  2. rupture(Noun)

    A social breach or break, between individuals or groups.

  3. rupture(Noun)

    A break or tear in soft tissue, such as a muscle.

  4. rupture(Noun)

    A failure mode in which a tough ductile material pulls apart rather than cracking.

  5. rupture(Verb)

    To burst, break through, or split, as under pressure.

  6. Origin: From rupture, or its source, ruptura, from the participle stem of rumpere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rupture(noun)

    the act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring

  2. Rupture(noun)

    breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture

  3. Rupture(noun)

    hernia. See Hernia

  4. Rupture(noun)

    a bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion

  5. Rupture(verb)

    to part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel

  6. Rupture(verb)

    to produce a hernia in

  7. Rupture(verb)

    to suffer a breach or disruption

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rupture

    rup′tūr, n. the act of breaking or bursting: the state of being broken: a breach of the peace: hernia (q.v.), esp. abdominal.—v.t. to break or burst: to part by violence.—v.i. to suffer a breach: (bot.) to dehisce irregularly.—adj. Rup′tile (bot.), dehiscent by an irregular splitting of the walls.—n. Rup′tion, a breach.—adj. Rup′tive.—n. Rup′tūary, a member of the plebeian class. [Fr.,—Low L. ruptura—L. rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rupture

    Forcible or traumatic tear or break of an organ or other soft part of the body.


  1. Rupture

    Rupture was an online destination connecting gamers and allowing them to share gaming experiences, events, challenges, and achievements. The site was founded by Shawn Fanning and investor Ron Conway. After working together with the original Napster and then with music distributor Snocap, the two began work on Rupture, a social network for MMORPGs; primarily for World of WarCraft (WOW) gamers.The company was based in San Francisco, California. Parent company ThreeSF, Inc., was acquired by Electronic Arts on May 28, 2008.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rupture

    This word signifies the commencement of hostilities between any two or more powers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rupture in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rupture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rupture in a Sentence

  1. Mele Kyari:

    It was a rupture on one of our pipelines.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Life into death—life’s other shape, no rupture, only crossing.

  3. David Soucie:

    A blast would not have to be very large... to rupture the hull of that aircraft.

  4. Fawaz Gerges:

    The diplomatic rupture between Saudi Arabia and Iran could easily spiral out of control.

  5. Peter Rasmussen:

    Lesions develop from a variety of reasons, why they choose to rupture when they do is still a great mystery.

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