- to occur; happen; take place.
- to emit or give off waste matter, watery vapor, etc., through the surface, as of the body or of leaves.
- to escape, as moisture or odor, through or as if through pores.
- to be revealed or become known.
- to emit or give off (waste matter, watery vapor, an odor, etc.) through the surface, as of the body or of leaves.
Origin of transpire
Related Words for transpiredbefall, ensue, arise, develop, eventuate, chance, result, shake, go, betide, gel, break, emerge, leak
Examples from the Web for transpired
Contemporary Examples of transpired
Greste has also taken a stand in prison as a staunch critic of what has transpired.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
But Lewis could describe what transpired in the minutes that followed.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading
September 27, 2014
Many of us have watched in horror at the events as they have transpired in this suburb of St. Louis.What We Need Are Anti-Racists
August 24, 2014
“It may take months until we know what transpired,” said Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL).Bowe Bergdahl’s Roommate: Court-Martial Him for Desertion
June 18, 2014
Little did she know what had transpired to bring this couple together for a pose on the outskirts of Central Park.Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile
February 27, 2014
Historical Examples of transpired
But it transpired that there was something preparatory to that, or at least that must take the precedence.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Now Bulan had been an interested witness of all that transpired.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
When he departed presently it transpired that the girl was unaquainted with that tongue.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
And afterwards it transpired that by shooting himself at that time he saved my money.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
What then transpired was not a fight, for in armament the two were quite unequal.
- (intr) to come to light; be known
- (intr) informal to happen or occur
- physiol to give off or exhale (water or vapour) through the skin, a mucous membrane, etc
- (of plants) to lose (water in the form of water vapour), esp through the stomata of the leaves
Word Origin for transpire
1590s, "pass off in the form of a vapor or liquid," from Middle French transpirer (mid-16c.), from Latin trans- "through" (see trans-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). Figurative sense of "leak out, become known" is recorded from 1741, and the erroneous meaning "take place, happen" is almost as old, being first recorded 1755. Related: Transpired; transpiring.