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Stop meaning

stop - 28 dictionary results

  1. 1. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; " his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  2. 2. a spot where something halts or pauses; " his next stop is Atlanta"
  3. 3. prevent completion; " stop the project"; " break off the negociations"
  4. 4. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; " Hold on a moment!"
  5. 5. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; " Arrest the downward trend"; " Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; " Contain the rebel movement"; " Turn back the tide of communism"
  6. 6. cause to stop; " stop a car"; " stop the thief"
  7. 7. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
  8. 8. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
  9. 9. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.
  10. 10. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.
  11. 11. To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.
  12. 12. To point, as a composition; to punctuate.
  13. 13. To make fast; to stopper.
  14. 14. To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.
  15. 15. To cease from any motion, or course of action.
  16. 16. To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.
  17. 17. The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.
  18. 18. That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.
  19. 19. A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.
  20. 20. The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated.
  21. 21. In the organ, one of the knobs or handles at each side of the organist, by which he can draw on or shut off any register or row of pipes; the register itself; as, the vox humana stop.
  22. 22. A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far.
  23. 23. A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation.
  24. 24. The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
  25. 25. The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds.
  26. 26. Act of stopping; cessation of motion or action; pause; hindrance; interruption; finger hole, or place for the finger on a musical instrument; mark used in punctuation.
  27. 27. To cease progress or action; to come to, or be at, an end.
  28. 28. To obstruct; close up; hinder; check the motion of; restrain.

stop - examples of usage

  1. " Can't something be done to stop it? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " You must try to stop it," she said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. So he did not stop to question them. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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