(noun, verb)


1. a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

Definition categories: act, failure

2. an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

Definition categories: object, gap, opening

3. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

Similar word(s): break, rift, rupture, severance

Definition categories: event, breakup, detachment, separation

Sentences with breach as a noun:

- A clear breach is when the waves roll over the vessel without breaking. A clean breach is when everything on deck is swept away.


1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Similar word(s): break, infract, offend, transgress, violate

Definition categories: social, disrespect

2. make an opening or gap in

Similar word(s): gap

Definition categories: contact, open

Sentences with breach as a verb:

- They breached the outer wall, but not the main one.