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Definitions of stop

  1. To cease to go forward; to cease. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To close, as a hole or opening, by filling, covering, etc.; close the opening of; hence, to stanch (a wound); to hinder, check, or impede; as, sobs stopped her utterance; make impassable; as, to stop a passage; to arrest the progress of; as, to stop a car; to cause to cease; as, to stop a noise; desist from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To stuff or close up: to obstruct: to render impassable: to hinder: to intercept: to restrain: to apply musical stops to: to regulate the sounds of a stringed instrument by shortening the strings with the fingers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To obstruct; close up; hinder; check the motion of; restrain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To bring from motion to rest; cause to cease; bring to anend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To check beforehand; prevent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To close; keep back. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To cease; to come to an end; as, the noise stopped; colloquially, to tarry; stay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To cease going forwards: to cease from any motion or action: to leave off: to be at an end:-pr.p. stopping; pa.t. and pa.p. stopped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To cease progress or action; to come to, or be at, an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" Webster Dictionary DB
  13. come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"; "We broke at noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To come to rest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To close by filling or obstructing; to obstruct; to check or arrest; to impede; to repress; to restrain; to intercept; to regulate sounds. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To hinder; to impede or interrupt; to suppress; to render impassable; to close, as an aperture; to regulate the sounds of, as a musical instr., with the fingers; to cease from going forward, or from any course of action; to leave off, as from work. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Stopping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negociations" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To make fast; to stopper. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To cease from any motion, or course of action. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. In the organ, one of the knobs or handles at each side of the organist, by which he can draw on or shut off any register or row of pipes; the register itself; as, the vox humana stop. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. The act of stopping; state of being stopped; a hindrance or check; a pause or delay; a device for regulating the pitch of a musical instrument; one of a series of organ pipes; mark used in punctuation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. Act of stopping: state of being stopped: hinderance: obstacle: interruption: (music) one of the vent-holes in a wind instrument, or the place on the wire of a stringed instrument, by the stopping or pressing of which certain notes are produced: a mark used in punctuation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. Act of stopping; cessation of motion or action; pause; hindrance; interruption; finger hole, or place for the finger on a musical instrument; mark used in punctuation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. The act of stopping; pause. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. An obstruction; hindrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A contrivance, in musical instruments, for regulating tones. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. A punctuation mark. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. Cessation of progressive motion; obstruction; repression; interruption; obstacle; a point or mark in writing for regulating the necessary pauses; that by which the sounds of musical instruments are regulated; the act of applying the stops. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. Cessation, as of progress, motion, operation, or action; obstruction; hindrance; impediment; obstacle; one of the vent-holes of a musical wind instr., by the opening or closing of which musical sounds may be regulated and modified, as an organ-stop; the place in a stringed instr. pressed on for the production of a musical sound; a point or mark in writing to distinguish a sentence or part of a sentence, and show the pauses in reading. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  57. Stopped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for stop

  1. " Maybe he does," agreed Bunny, as he saw that the pony was not going to stop – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  2. But I do know that for you he would not stop at anything. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
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