transpire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v transpire give off (water) through the skin
    • v transpire come about, happen, or occur "Several important events transpired last week"
    • v transpire come to light; become known "It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany"
    • v transpire exude water vapor "plants transpire"
    • v transpire pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transpire To escape from secrecy; to become public; as, the proceedings of the council soon transpired . "The story of Paulina's and Maximilian's mutual attachment had transpired through many of the travelers."
    • Transpire (Bot) To evaporate (moisture) from living cells.
    • Transpire (Bot) To evaporate from living cells.
    • Transpire (Physiol) To excrete through the skin; to give off in the form of vapor; to exhale; to perspire.
    • Transpire To happen or come to pass; to occur.
    • Transpire (Physiol) To pass off in the form of vapor or insensible perspiration; to exhale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transpire To emit through the excretories of the skin or lungs; send off in vapor; exhale.
    • transpire To send out an exhalation; exhale.
    • transpire To pass through or out of some body, as an exhalation; specifically, to be emitted through the excretories of the skin or lungs; exhale; pass off from the body in vapor, as in insensible perspiration.
    • transpire In botany to exhale watery vapor. See transpiration. 2.
    • transpire To escape from secrecy; become public gradually; come to light; ooze out.
    • transpire To happen or come to pass; occur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Transpire tran-spīr′ to breathe or pass through the pores of the skin
    • v.i Transpire to exhale: to become public, to come to light: to occur (a bad use)
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Quotations

  • Apollo 13 Movie
    Apollo 13 Movie
    “You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transpirer,; L. trans, across, through + spirare, to breathe. See Spirit

Usage

In literature:

No knowledge of what was transpiring outside this little world has ever reached me.
"The Master of Silence" by Irving Bacheller
But, of late, nothing whatsoever relating to the wanderer had transpired.
"Eugene Aram, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Has anything new transpired?
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
From something that transpired, I had made up my mind, so soon as I was well equipped, to go to Turkey.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
After a while it transpired in the village that he was very ill.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
Nothing very decided transpired about them in his boyhood, but certainly nothing adverse.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
Contrast with the case of "scientist" a vulgarism such as the use of "transpire" in the sense of "happen.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
Nothing transpired today worthy of notice.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Great events were transpiring and every one who could came out to hear and to see what was going on.
"The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement" by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
After a word or two of necessary explanation, I will set down the history of this singular affair just as it transpired.
"Roughing It, Part 4." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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In poetry:

With grateful tears their well-spent day shall close,
When death like evening calls them to repose;
Then mystic smiles may break from deep disguise,
Like Vesper's torch transpiring in the skies.
"On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages" by George Moses Horton
An ill fated Button on Shipton's right breast
Was held by 'Squire Green, which disturb'd its soft rest;
While one tedious story began to transpire,
Long and sweet as a journey three miles in the mire.
"The Button" by William Hutton
Come all ye Christian people, and listen to my tail,
It is all about a doctor was travelling by the rail,
By the Heastern Counties' Railway (vich the shares I don't desire),
From Ixworth town in Suffolk, vich his name did not transpire.
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray
higher.
The Husband came; a wife by guilt made bold
Had, meeting, soothed him, as in days of old;
But soon this fact transpired; her strong distress,
And his Friend's absence, left him nought to guess.
Still cool, though grieved, thus prudence bade
"Tale IX" by George Crabbe

In news:

The problems also transpired at a time when the mortuary was shielded from public scrutiny.
Grimes County officials Tuesday released new details about what they say transpired before a 55-year-old man was allegedly shot and killed by his.
The current and near-term state of US economy remains, and rightfully so, a concern for fleet owners given what transpired with freight in the third quarter and what may or may not happen to economic growth in 2013.
When Chelsea and Queen's Park Rangers meet in a Premier League match Saturday, what will transpire between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand.
Like much that transpires in politics, most of the anti- genetic engineering campaigns we've seen over the past 30 years are not what they seem.
A strange little graffiti battle transpired over the past week at the top of a highway off-ramp in Tacoma.
They haven't forgotten the events that transpired 48 hours earlier.
Check out the video below of what transpired.
A colleague told me to make sure I mentioned the "yarn bombing " that transpired recently at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art.
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired," Brown said in a statement released today.
Figured the best way to address what transpired with Chris Canty on Sunday is to do it through some of the many emails I received on the subject.
Although friends quoted in news reports and former classmates expressed shock at what has transpired with Kelley and two generals, one former classmate told the Daily News he's unfazed by the events.
This week, Daimler announced plans that you probably thought had transpired three years ago: The Maybach brand is being shuttered.
Quite a bit transpired on the reviewing scene this past weekend.
Grill 73 in Bernardsville, et al. Quite a bit transpired on the reviewing scene this past weekend.
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In science:

Since for a critical system, the influence of the randomness on a long scale is what matters, it transpires that the critical behaviour will be affected if the disorder is a relevant variable.
Directed polymers and Randomness
In particular, in the so called rs–models , which are generalizations of the Ashkin–Teller and/or the q–state Potts models (with q = r × s) there is a self–dual line through an intermediate phase where, apparently, nothing of interest transpires; c.f. , and .
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
Despite this evident shortcoming, the I–GARCH(1) (EWMA) volatility process has very successfully transpired into the every–day practice of many financial institution by being woven into the commonly accepted risk evaluation methodology, RiskMetrics 1994 [63, 64].
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
It transpires that the algebra structure of H ∗ is that of a nilpotent lifting of the quantum linear space with the grouplike and characters switched around.
Representations of pointed Hopf algebras and their Drinfel'd quantum doubles
The merger event will drive mass through the binary at a significant rate, partially refilling the loss cone, but the final stages of the merger transpire so rapidly that the intruder is likely to arrive in the vicinity of the binary before the binary has a chance to coalesce (Milosavljevic & Merritt 2001).
Three-Body Kick to a Bright Quasar out of Its Galaxy During a Merger
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