Associations to the word «Expire»


EXPIRE, verb. (intransitive) to die
EXPIRE, verb. (intransitive) to become invalid
EXPIRE, verb. (intransitive) to exhale; to breathe (out).
EXPIRE, verb. (transitive) to exhale (something).
EXPIRE, verb. (transitive) To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapour; to emit in minute particles.
EXPIRE, verb. (transitive) To bring to a close; to terminate.

Dictionary definition

EXPIRE, verb. Lose validity; "My passports expired last month".
EXPIRE, verb. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102".
EXPIRE, verb. Expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope