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. Mozley. Abbott.
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), 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), v. i. To break the water, as by leaping out; said of a whale.
(Breach"y) a. Apt to break fences or to break out of pasture; unruly; as, breachy cattle.
(Bread) v. t. [AS. br&aemacrdan to make broad, to spread. See Broad, a.] To spread. [Obs.]
(Bread) n. [AS. breád; akin to OFries. brad, OS. brod, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brauð,
Sw. & Dan. bröd. The root is probably that of E. brew. &radic93. See Brew.]
1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking.
Raised bread is made with yeast, salt, and sometimes a little butter or lard, and is mixed with warm
milk or water to form the dough, which, after kneading, is given time to rise before baking. Cream of
tartar bread is raised by the action of an alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate (as saleratus or ammonium
bicarbonate) and cream of tartar (acid tartrate of potassium) or some acid. Unleavened bread is
usually mixed with water and salt only.
Aërated bread. See under Aërated. Bread and butter means of living. Brown bread, Indian
bread, Graham bread, Rye and Indian bread. See Brown bread, under Brown. Bread tree.
2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Matt. vi. 11
(Bread), v. t. (Cookery) To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets.
(Bread"bas`ket) n. The stomach. [Humorous] S. Foote.
(Bread"corn`) Corn of grain of which bread is made, as wheat, rye, etc.
(Bread"ed), a. Braided [Obs.] Spenser.
(Bread"en) a. Made of bread. [R.]
(Bread"fruit`) n. (Bot.)
1. The fruit of a tree (Artocarpus incisa) found in the islands of the Pacific, esp. the South Sea islands.
It is of a roundish form, from four to six or seven inches in diameter, and, when baked, somewhat resembles
bread, and is eaten as food, whence the name.
2. (Bot.) The tree itself, which is one of considerable size, with large, lobed leaves. Cloth is made from
the bark, and the timber is used for many purposes. Called also breadfruit tree and bread tree.
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