Definitions for stop

Definitions for (noun) stop

Main entry: stop, stopover, layover

Definition: a brief stay in the course of a journey

Usage: they made a stopover to visit their friends

Main entry: stop, stoppage

Definition: the act of stopping something

Usage: the third baseman made some remarkable stops; his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

Main entry: block, blockage, closure, stop, stoppage, occlusion

Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube

Usage: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Main entry: catch, stop

Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something

Usage: he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

Main entry: diaphragm, stop

Definition: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

Usage: the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically

Main entry: stop

Definition: (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes

Usage: the organist pulled out all the stops

Main entry: period, full point, full stop, point, stop

Definition: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

Usage: in England they call a period a stop

Main entry: occlusive, stop, stop consonant, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound

Definition: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

Usage: his stop consonants are too aspirated

Main entry: halt, stop

Definition: the event of something ending

Usage: it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Main entry: stop

Definition: a spot where something halts or pauses

Usage: his next stop is Atlanta

Main entry: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) stop

Main entry: break, break off, stop, discontinue

Definition: prevent completion

Usage: stop the project; break off the negotiations

Main entry: hold on, stop

Definition: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

Usage: Hold on a moment!

Main entry: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Main entry: stop, intercept

Definition: seize on its way

Usage: The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

Main entry: stop, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade

Definition: render unsuitable for passage

Usage: block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

Main entry: stop

Definition: cause to stop

Usage: stop a car; stop the thief

Main entry: stop, halt

Definition: come to a halt, stop moving

Usage: the car stopped; She stopped in front of a store window

Main entry: stop, stop over

Definition: interrupt a trip

Usage: we stopped at Aunt Mary's house; they stopped for three days in Florence

Main entry: block, stop, halt, kibosh

Definition: stop from happening or developing

Usage: Block his election; Halt the process

Main entry: cease, stop, terminate, finish, end

Definition: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

Usage: 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

Main entry: cease, quit, give up, stop, discontinue, lay off

Definition: put an end to a state or an activity

Usage: Quit teasing your little brother

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