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  • 1 expiré — expiré, ée (èk spi ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Expulsé du poumon. De l air expiré. 2°   Mort. •   S il paraît quelque mieux dans l état du malade.... dès qu il est expiré, la douleur éclate par les cris et les sanglots, BOSSUET Pensées chrét. 38.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 2 Expire — Ex*pire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expired}; p. pr & vb. n. {Expiring}.] [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See {Spirit}.] 1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Expire — Ex*pire , v. i. 1. To emit the breath. [1913 Webster] 2. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony. [1913 Webster] 3. To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 expiré — ⇒EXPIRÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de expirer. II. Emploi adj. [Correspond à expirer B] A. [Le déterminé désigne un animé] Rare, littér. Qui a rendu son dernier soupir, qui a cessé d être. Mes amis expirés. Synon. décédé, mort; anton …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 expire — c.1400, to die, from M.Fr. expirer (12c.) expire, elapse, from L. expirare/exspirare breathe out, breathe one s last, die, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + spirare to breathe (see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 expire — [v1] come to an end bite the dust*, buy it*, cash in chips*, cease, close, conclude, croak*, decease, depart, die, elapse, end, finish, go, kick the bucket*, lapse, pass, pass away, pass on, pass over, perish, quit, run out, stop, strike out*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 expire — I verb animam edere, become void, cease, cease to be, close, come to a close, come to an end, conclude, decease, depart, die, die away, die out, disappear, discontinue, draw to a close, elapse, end, exspirare, fade away, finish, go, lapse, pass,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 expire — *pass, pass away, elapse Analogous words: end, terminate, *close: cease, discontinue (see STOP) Contrasted words: *begin, commence, start …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 expire — ► VERB 1) (of a document or agreement) come to the end of the period of validity. 2) (of a period of time) come to an end. 3) (of a person) die. 4) technical exhale (air) from the lungs. DERIVATIVES expiration noun expiratory adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 expire — [ek spīr′, ikspīr′] vt. expired, expiring [ME expiren < L exspirare < ex , out + spirare, to breathe: see SPIRIT] 1. to breathe out (air from the lungs) 2. Obs. to give off (an odor, etc.) vi. 1. to breathe out air 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 expire — Situation in which the expiration date for an option passes without the option being exercised or offset. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary * * * expire ex‧pire [ɪkˈspaɪə ǁ ˈspaɪr] verb [intransitive] 1. LAW if an official document such as a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 expire */ — UK [ɪkˈspaɪə(r)] / US [ɪkˈspaɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms expire : present tense I/you/we/they expire he/she/it expires present participle expiring past tense expired past participle expired 1) if an agreement, offer, or official document… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 expire — verb VERB + EXPIRE ▪ be due to ▪ His contract is due to expire at the end of this year. Expire is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑contract, ↑copyright, ↑credit card, ↑deadline, ↑deal, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 expire — 01. Your visa will [expire] in a couple of weeks, so you d better get it renewed. 02. What is the [expiry] date on your credit card? 03. I got a notice in the mail that my driver s license is about to [expire], so I m going to get it renewed at… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 expire — ex|pire [ ık spaır ] verb intransitive * 1. ) if an agreement, offer, or official document expires, the period of time during which it exists or can be used comes to an end: The loan offer is due to expire this week. expire on/at: Your contract… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 expire — verb a) to die The old librarian will expire next week. b) to become invalid My library card will expire next week. Ant: inspire …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 expire — ex|pire [ıkˈspaıə US ˈspaır] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: expirer, from [i]Latin exspirare, from spirare to breathe ] 1.) if an official document expires, it can no longer be legally used = ↑run out ▪ My passport expires next week. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 expire —    1. to die    To breathe out, but for the last time:     As to other euphemisms of words which connote death... expire for die . (J. Mitford, 1963)    2. obsolete    to achieve an orgasm    A double euphemism on DIE:     When both press on,… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 19 expire v — When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire …

    English expressions

  • 20 expire — verb (I) 1 if an official document expires, the period of time during which it can be used ends: My passport expires next week. (+ on/in/at): Our contracts are due to expire on 20 June. 2 if a period of time when someone has a particular position …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English