Noun Definition


1.Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Related Noun(s):fault, faulting, fracture, shift

Category: Objects

2.Definition: (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

"He was up two breaks in the second set"

Category: General

3.Definition: a pause from doing something (as work)

"We took a 10-minute break", "He took time out to recuperate"

Related Noun(s):recess, respite

Category: General

4.Definition: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

"They hoped to avoid a break in relations"

Related Noun(s):breach, rift, rupture, severance

Category: General

5.Definition: a sudden dash

"He made a break for the open door"

Category: General

6.Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Related Noun(s):intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

Category: General

7.Definition: an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

"Then there was a break in her voice"

Category: General

8.Definition: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

"It was presented without commercial breaks", "There was a gap in his account"

Related Noun(s):disruption, gap, interruption

Category: General

9.Definition: an escape from jail

"The breakout was carefully planned"

Related Noun(s):breakout, gaolbreak, jailbreak, prisonbreak

Category: General

10.Definition: an unexpected piece of good luck

"He finally got his big break"

Category: General

11.Definition: any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

"The break in the eighth frame cost him the match"

Category: General

12.Definition: breaking of hard tissue such as bone

"It was a nasty fracture", "The break seems to have been caused by a fall"

Related Noun(s):fracture

Category: General

13.Definition: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"The telephone is an annoying interruption", "There was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

Related Noun(s):interruption

Category: General

14.Definition: the act of breaking something

"The breakage was unavoidable"

Related Noun(s):breakage

Category: General

15.Definition: the occurrence of breaking

"The break in the dam threatened the valley"

Category: General

16.Definition: the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

Category: General