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stop - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stop

Definition
(noun) the event of something ending
Synonyms : halt
Example Sentence
  • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Definition
(noun) the act of stopping something
Synonyms : stoppage
Example Sentence
  • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
  • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

Definition
(noun) a brief stay in the course of a journey
Synonyms : layover , stopover
Example Sentence
  • they made a stopover to visit their friends

Definition
(noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
Synonyms : arrest , check , halt , hitch , stay , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a spot where something halts or pauses
Example Sentence
  • his next stop is Atlanta

Definition
(noun) a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
Example Sentence
  • his stop consonants are too aspirated

Definition
(noun) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
Synonyms : full point , full stop , period , point
Example Sentence
  • in England they call a period a stop

Definition
(noun) (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
Example Sentence
  • the organist pulled out all the stops

Definition
(noun) a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
Synonyms : diaphragm
Example Sentence
  • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically

Definition
(noun) a restraint that checks the motion of something
Synonyms : catch
Example Sentence
  • he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

Definition
(noun) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Synonyms : block , blockage , closure , occlusion , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Definition
(verb) come to a halt, stop moving
Synonyms : halt
Example Sentence
  • the car stopped
  • She stopped in front of a store window

Definition
(verb) put an end to a state or an activity
Synonyms : cease , discontinue , give up , lay off , quit
Example Sentence
  • Quit teasing your little brother

Definition
(verb) stop from happening or developing
Synonyms : block , halt , kibosh
Example Sentence
  • Block his election
  • Halt the process

Definition
(verb) interrupt a trip
Synonyms : stop over
Example Sentence
  • we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
  • they stopped for three days in Florence

Definition
(verb) cause to stop
Example Sentence
  • stop a car
  • stop the thief

Definition
(verb) prevent completion
Synonyms : break , break off , discontinue
Example Sentence
  • stop the project
  • break off the negotiations

Definition
(verb) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
Synonyms : arrest , check , contain , hold back , turn back
Example Sentence
  • Arrest the downward trend
  • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
  • Contain the rebel movement
  • Turn back the tide of communism

Definition
(verb) seize on its way
Synonyms : intercept
Example Sentence
  • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

Definition
(verb) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
Synonyms : cease , end , finish , terminate
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) render unsuitable for passage
Synonyms : bar , barricade , block , block off , block up , blockade
Example Sentence
  • block the way
  • barricade the streets
  • stop the busy road

Definition
(verb) stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
Synonyms : hold on
Example Sentence
  • Hold on a moment!

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