- The event of something ending.
- usage: "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
- synonyms: halt
- The act of stopping something.
- usage: "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
- synonyms: stoppage
- A brief stay in the course of a journey.
- usage: "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
- 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"
- A spot where something halts or pauses.
- usage: "his next stop is Atlanta"
- A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it.
- usage: "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
- 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"
- 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"
- A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens.
- usage: "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
- synonyms: diaphragm
- A restraint that checks the motion of something.
- usage: "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
- synonyms: catch
- An obstruction in a pipe or tube.
- usage: "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
- Come to a halt, stop moving.
- usage: "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
- synonyms: halt
- Put an end to a state or an activity.
- usage: "Quit teasing your little brother"
- Stop from happening or developing.
- usage: "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
- Interrupt a trip.
- usage: "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
- synonyms: stop over
- Cause to stop.
- usage: "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
- Prevent completion.
- usage: "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
- 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"
- Seize on its way.
- usage: "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
- synonyms: intercept
- 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"
- Render unsuitable for passage.
- usage: "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
- Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments.
- usage: "Hold on a moment"
- synonyms: hold on
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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|Harvard||WordNet 2010, stop, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/stop/definitions/1193253>.|
|MLA||WordNet. "stop" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/stop/definitions/1193253>|