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stop

noun (n)

  • the event of something ending (noun.event)
    Synonym: halt
    Example:
    It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of stopping something (noun.act)
    Synonym: stoppage
    Example:
    The third baseman made some remarkable stops.
    His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood.
    source: wordnet30
  • a brief stay in the course of a journey (noun.act)
    Synonym: layover, stopover
    Example:
    They made a stopover to visit their friends.
    source: wordnet30
  • the state of inactivity following an interruption (noun.state)
    Example:
    He spent the entire stop in his seat.
    source: wordnet30
  • a spot where something halts or pauses (noun.location)
    Example:
    His next stop is Atlanta.
    source: wordnet30
  • a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it (noun.communication)
    Example:
    His stop consonants are too aspirated.
    source: wordnet30
  • a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations (noun.communication)
    Example:
    In England they call a period a stop.
    source: wordnet30
  • (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The organist pulled out all the stops.
    source: wordnet30
  • a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: diaphragm
    source: wordnet30
  • a restraint that checks the motion of something (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: catch
    Example:
    He used a book as a stop to hold the door open.
    source: wordnet30
  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • come to a halt, stop moving (verb.motion)
    Antonym: get going, go, start
    Example:
    The car stopped.
    She stopped in front of a store window.
    source: wordnet30
  • put an end to a state or an activity (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • stop from happening or developing (verb.social)
    Synonym: block, halt, kibosh
    source: wordnet30
  • interrupt a trip (verb.motion)
    Synonym: stop over
    Example:
    We stopped at Aunt Mary's house.
    They stopped for three days in Florence.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to stop (verb.motion)
    Synonym: arrest, halt, hold
    Antonym: start, start up
    Example:
    Stop a car.
    Stop the thief.
    source: wordnet30
  • prevent completion (verb.change)
    Example:
    Stop the project.
    source: wordnet30
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • seize on its way (verb.contact)
    Synonym: intercept
    source: wordnet30
  • have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical (verb.stative)
    Synonym: cease, end, finish, terminate
    Antonym: begin, start
    Example:
    Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other.
    source: wordnet30
  • render unsuitable for passage (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Stop the busy road.
    source: wordnet30
  • stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments (verb.change)
    Synonym: hold on
    source: wordnet30
  • To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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