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Definitions of stop:

  • noun:   a brief stay in the course of a journey
    Example: "They made a stopover to visit their friends"
  • noun:   the act of stopping something
    Example: "The third baseman made some remarkable stops"
  • noun:   (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
    Example: "The organist pulled out all the stops"
  • noun:   the event of something ending
    Example: "It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
  • noun:   a spot where something halts or pauses
    Example: "His next stop is Atlanta"
  • noun:   a restraint that checks the motion of something
    Example: "He used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
  • noun:   a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
  • noun:   a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    Example: "His stop consonants are too aspirated"
  • noun:   a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    Example: "In England they call a period a stop"
  • noun:   an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  • noun:   the state of inactivity following an interruption
    Example: "He spent the entire stop in his seat"
  • verb:   stop from happening or developing
  • verb:   cause to stop
    Example: "Stop a car"
  • verb:   come to a halt, stop moving
    Example: "The car stopped"
  • verb:   interrupt a trip
    Example: "We stopped at Aunt Mary's house"
  • verb:   have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    Example: "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
  • verb:   put an end to a state or an activity
  • verb:   stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
  • verb:   seize on its way
  • verb:   prevent completion
    Example: "Stop the project"
  • verb:   hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  • verb:   render unsuitable for passage
    Example: "Stop the busy road"


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