break n

see break, v.

  1. Dawn; sunrise; beginning of morning; darkness turning into light (see Acts 20:11); [fig.] restoration; new life; resurrection from the dead.

break [-eth, -ing, -s, brake, broke, broken] v


  1. Communicate; convey; cause to know; give surprising news.
  2. Damage; crush; injure; wound; harm; [fig.] disappoint; wrong; offend; cause sorrow; affect negatively; (see Acts 21:13).
  3. Change; convert; turn; transform; repent; sympathize; shift from self-interest to concern for others.
  4. Write; engrave; appear as script; [fig.] be revealed.
  5. Disconnect; rupture; splinter; come loose; split away; go asunder; [fig.] disassociate; disjoint; lose sanity.
  6. Shed; drop; molt; cast down; throw off.
  7. Grin; open; part; separate; begin smiling; spread out into a happy look.
  8. Cease; finish; conclude; give up; lay down; depart; [fig.] sacrifice; offer as a ransom.
  9. Bloom; sprout; spring; come forth; push out from below a surface; [fig.] resurrect; rise from the dead; emerge from the grave.
  10. Sound; vocalize; make noise; be heard.
  11. Fall; collapse; crash; descend; rupture; crack open; obtain release from natural restraint; (see Genesis 7:11).
  12. Hit; crash; collide; move into shore; create a rhythmic sound.
  13. Dawn; rise; grow light; [fig.] happen; occur suddenly; come to pass; become a reality; (see Genesis 32:26).
  14. Suffer; sorrow; mourn; grieve; hurt; feel pain.
  15. Arrest; attack; block; occlude; halt the function of; (see Jeremiah 14:17).
  16. Dishonor; disregard; neglect; not keep; leave undone; fail to perform; not act in accordance with.
  17. Endear; become sublime unto; create exquisite feelings in; cause deep love; overwhelm with intense affection.
  18. Penetrate; touch; stir; affect; move; cause to feel; create a response in.
  19. Phrase. “Break into”: rejoice with; sound as; start singing; begin vocalizing; cry aloud with; (see Isaiah 54:1).
  20. Phrase. “Break up”: confuse; scatter; confound; baffle; bewilder; offset; destabilize; unbalance.
  21. Phrase: “Break off”: end; finish speaking; fall into silence; (see Job 17:11); [fig.] die; utter last words; give last breath.