- to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer.
- to emit the last breath; die.
- to breathe out.
- to die out, as a fire.
- to breathe out; emit (air) from the lungs.
- Archaic. to give off, emit, or eject.
Origin of expire
Related Words for expiredquit, finish, depart, conclude, die, lapse, terminate, cease, pass, close, decease, elapse, end, perish, stop, go, croak, exhale, emit, expel
Examples from the Web for expired
Contemporary Examples of expired
The legislation strengthens and updates a previous version of the bill that expired in 2011.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
These days, ISIS is wired; al Qaeda is tired; and Saddam Hussein and Qaddafi expired.Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of ISIS: Threat Inflation and Our Next Dumb War
September 10, 2014
“My time has expired, and I have lost my patience with you,” Issa said, interrupting Koskinen.House Republicans Take on John Koskinen: Scenes From an IRS Sideshow
June 24, 2014
By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn If your fridge is a graveyard of expired foods, listen up.Can This Device Save You From Food Poisoning?
May 30, 2014
Three days later, the 66-year-old Bannock expired of congestive heart failure and complications from diabetes.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
May 16, 2014
Historical Examples of expired
Vivian stretched out his hand—thanked him once more—and expired!Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
She moistened her lips in the glass, then bowed her head and expired.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Their connection continued until 1867, when it expired by limitation.Cleveland Past and Present
She expired in my arms in convulsions, and my distress was indescribable.Beaux and Belles of England
Blaise was with the parents at the bedside at the moment when Maurice expired.Fruitfulness
- (intr) to finish or run out; cease; come to an end
- to breathe out (air); exhale
- (intr) to die
Word Origin for expire
Word Origin and History for expired
c.1400, "to die," from Middle French expirer (12c.) "expire, elapse," from Latin expirare/exspirare "breathe out, breathe one's last, die," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). "Die" is the older sense in English; that of "breathe out" is first attested 1580s. Of laws, patents, treaties, etc., mid-15c. Related: Expired; expiring.
- To breathe one's last breath; die.
- To exhale.