Definition of breach :
1. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
2. A breaking out upon; an assault.
3. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
4. A bruise; a wound.
5. 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.
6. A hernia; a rupture.
7. 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.
8. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
9. To break the water, as by leaping out; - said of a whale.
10. To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
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alienation (part of speech: noun)
gap (part of speech: noun)
impropriety (part of speech: noun)
crime (part of speech: noun)
- We thought we should have to go without dinner, but Autolycus, stepping gallantly into the breach said No, he would cook it; he had often cooked while with Colonel- M'Greegor- Sahib. - "Olivia in India", O. Douglas.
- When I think of the moment when he learnt Nefert's breach of faith I turn hot and cold." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- He thought that he would be guilty of no breach of promise were he so to obtain funds, telling Sir Thomas of his purpose, and asking the lawyer's assistance; but he knew that if he did this all his chance of future high prosperity would be at an end. - "Ralph the Heir", Anthony Trollope.