Definitions of breach

  1. To make an opening in.
  2. To make a breach or opening.
  3. To make a breach in, as a wall.
  4. To make a breach in; break through.
  5. To break the water, as by leaping out; - said of a whale.
  6. To make an opening, as in a wall. See Break.
  7. To make an opening or gap in anything.
  8. a personal or social separation ( as between opposing factions); " they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  9. an opening ( especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
  10. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
  14. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
  15. A bruise; a wound.
  16. A hernia; a rupture.
  17. A breaking out upon; an assault.
  18. A failure or violation of a legal obligation.
  19. The act of making an opening or separation; the breaking of a law, a contract, or any other obligation; a gap; a rupture of friendly relations; a quarrel.
  20. A break or opening, as in the walls of a fortress: a breaking of law, etc.: a quarrel.
  21. Something broken; a gap; infraction; quarrel.
  22. The act of breaking; a gap or break; a quarrel.
  23. A breaking; a break; a gap; violation of a law, contract, or engagement; infringement; quarrel; injury.
  24. A gap or opening; the act of breaking, or state of being broken; the breaking of a law, or the non- fulfilment of an agreement; a neglect of duty.