Crossword clues for breach
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Breach \Breach\ (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See Break, and cf. Brake (the instrument), Brack a break] .
The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
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.
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.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead.
A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters.
--2 Sam. v. 20.
A clear breach implies that the waves roll over the vessel without breaking.
A clean breach implies that everything on deck is swept away.
--Ham. Nav. Encyc.
A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
There's fallen between him and my lord An unkind breach.
A bruise; a wound.
Breach for breach, eye for eye.
--Lev. xxiv. 20.
(Med.) A hernia; a rupture.
A breaking out upon; an assault.
The Lord had made a breach upon Uzza.
--1. Chron. xiii. 11.
Breach of falth, a breaking, or a failure to keep, an expressed or implied promise; a betrayal of confidence or trust.
Breach of peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing the public peace.
Breach of privilege, an act or default in violation of the privilege or either house of Parliament, of Congress, or of a State legislature, as, for instance, by false swearing before a committee.
Breach of promise, violation of one's plighted word, esp. of a promise to marry.
Breach of trust, violation of one's duty or faith in a matter entrusted to one.
Syn: Rent; cleft; chasm; rift; aperture; gap; break; disruption; fracture; rupture; infraction; infringement; violation; quarrel; dispute; contention; difference; misunderstanding.
Breach \Breach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breached; p. pr. & vb. n. Breaching.] To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
Breach \Breach\, v. i. To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bryce "breach, fracture, a breaking," from brecan (see break), influenced by Old French breche "breach, opening, gap," from Frankish; both from Proto-Germanic *brecho, *bræko "broken," from PIE root *bhreg- "to break" (see fraction). Figurative sense of "a breaking of rules, etc." was in Old English Breach of contract is at least from 1660s.
1570s, from breach (n.). Related: Breached; breaching.
n. 1 A gap or opening made by breaking or battering, as in a wall, fortification or levee; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture; a fissure. 2 A breaking up of amicable relations, a falling-out. 3 A breaking of waters, as over a vessel or a coastal defence; the waters themselves; surge; surf. 4 A breaking out upon; an assault. 5 (context archaic English) A bruise; a wound. 6 (context archaic English) A hernia; a rupture. 7 (context legal English) 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 (context figurative English) A difference in opinions, social class etc. 9 The act of breaking, in a figurative sense. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make a breach in. 2 (context transitive English) To violate or break. 3 (context transitive nautical of the sea English) To break into a ship or into a coastal defence. 4 (context intransitive of a whale English) To leap clear out of the water.
(Breach) is the third studio album by The Wallflowers. The album's first single was "Sleepwalker," the video of which poked fun at Dylan's "rock star" status following the success of Bringing Down the Horse. Guests on the album included Elvis Costello, who lent vocals on "Murder 101". Despite good reviews, the album failed to follow the commercial success of Bringing Down the Horse and was seen as somewhat of a commercial failure. "Breach" peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold. ''
Breach or The Breach may refer to:
Breach is a 2007 American historical and political thriller film directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay by Ray, Adam Mazer and William Rotko is based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and later Russia for more than two decades, and Eric O'Neill, who worked as his assistant and helped bring about his downfall. O'Neill served as a consultant on the film. The film received generally positive reviews.
Breach was a Swedish post hardcore band.
Breach is an EP of 5 songs including three cover songs by Shivaree, released by Zoë Records in 2004. "I close my eyes" and "657 bed b" are the original songs while the rest are covers. The first two songs were later included in the follow-up full-length album Who's Got Trouble?. This EP also features a new recording of "Fear is a man's best friend" which Shivaree had already recorded previously and included in their "John, 2/14" maxi single.
Breach is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Atomic Games. It was announced on March 26, 2010 at PAX East 2010 for Windows PCs and the Xbox 360. Breach was distributed online for the Xbox 360 by Xbox Live Arcade, and on Windows by Steam. It features dynamic destructible environments and a cover system.
When released, the game featured five maps. Atomic games have said that another free map will be released once the Breach community have reached certain goals. There are four game modes: Infiltration, Convoy, Retrieval and Team Deathmatch. The game features five classes: Sniper, Gunner, Support and Rifleman are available to all players, with a Recon class being unlockable after players have "mastered" two of the four original classes. Breach has an XP system that allows players to purchase gadgets, such as bionic ears and remote motion sensors. Perks are also available to allow class customization. The game supports multiplayer matches of up to 16 people.
In Breach, players take the role of the CIA's Special Activities Division, an organisation that carries out black ops for the US government.
As of August 2011, the PC version has been removed from the Steam Store, due to lack of servers to play on and Atomic Games having seemingly gone dark. Retail versions can still be activated on Steam; Valve has been reported to be giving out Store credits to unsatisfied customers who bought the retail version after the game has been made unavailable for purchase from Steam.
BREACH (a backronymBrowser Reconnaissance and Exfiltration via Adaptive Compression of Hypertext) is a security exploit against HTTPS when using HTTP compression. BREACH is built based on the CRIME security exploit. BREACH was announced at the August 2013 Black Hat conference by security researchers Angelo Prado, Neal Harris and Yoel Gluck.
Usage examples of "breach".
If any complain of this breach of honour, I must tell them that I had made a mental reservation not to keep my promise, and those who are acquainted with the morality of the children of Ignatius will understand that I was completely at my ease.
But as the breach between himself and Congress widened, as the bitterness between the partisans of the Executive and of the Legislative Departments grew more intense, the belief became general, that, as soon as Congress should adjourn, there would be a removal of all Federal officers throughout the Union who were not faithful to the principles, and did not respond to the exactions, of the Administration.
In consequence of what he considered a breach of faith on the question, he voted against the passage of the Amnesty Bill, Senator Nye of Nevada being the only one who united with him in the negative vote.
The final wave had breasted the wall to the south of the barbican, but the reinforcement company had filled the breach and driven them back.
He pointed to where the goblins had cleared the breach through the outer gate of the barbican once more and were now climbing up the inner gate.
Bengalis and Highlanders hunted through the ruins, their war cries shrill as they bayoneted and shot the garrison, while behind them, before the smoke of the carcasses had even begun to fade or the fighting in the mill die down, the engineers were constructing a stouter bridge across which they could haul their siege guns so they could turn the old mill into a breaching battery.
The hard plastic was breached in places by biochip boards wired in at odd angles.
We have from time to time for these several years bypast, emitted and published several declarations and publick testimonies against the breaches of the same, as is evident not only from our declarations of late, but also from all the wrestlings and contendings of the faithful in former times, all which we here adhere to, approve of, and homologate, as they are founded upon the Word of God and are agreeable thereto.
There was no breach of security, either, in glancing down the street where the Café Racine retired so modestly from the busy traffic of Saint-Germain.
Park of Extinct Animals was breached and many of the inner enclosures were opened, releasing into the wilderness nearly the entire extraordinary collection of carefully cloned beasts of yesteryear: moas, quaggas, giant ground sloths, dodos, passenger pigeons, aurochs, oryxes, saber-toothed cats, great auks, cahows and many another lost species that had been called back from oblivion by the most painstaking manipulation of fossil genetic material.
It was known that while Count Joscelin of Edessa had been celebrating the season of the Nativity at one of his estates upon the upper reaches of the Euphrates, Moslem hordes had fallen upon his principal city on the northern outposts of the Latin Kingdom, breached its walls, laid low its altars, and taken its burghers into captivity.
Three of us dived on the wreck - Chubby, Sherry and myself - and we manhandled the stiff black snake of the hose through the gunport and up into the breach through the well of the hold.
My very heart rose when I saw the bull-dog fellows clambering up the breach with their pikes at the trail, and never quavering in their psalm-tune, though the bullets sung around them as thick as bees in the hiving time.
They sagged and bowed, water breaching them in gouts and diluting the riverbed, eddying around the feet of the few remaining strikers, coiling like the gas above it, until with a shiver the Gross Tar reknit itself, healing the little rift that had paralysed it and confused its currents.
Possibly some such plan might have had some chance of success had the forces of the Entente been concentrated upon a single effort, and optimistic critics anticipated a breach to the north of Verdun which might close or at least threaten the neck of the German bottle between Metz and Limburg and precipitate a withdrawal from their carefully prepared positions in northern France and Belgium.