Results for stop

Definitions of stop:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To cease; to come to an end; as, the noise stopped; colloquially, to tarry; stay.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: verb transitive

To stuff or close up: to obstruct: to render impassable: to hinder: to intercept: to restrain: to apply musical stops to: to regulate the sounds of a stringed instrument by shortening the strings with the fingers.

part of speech: noun

The act of stopping; state of being stopped; a hindrance or check; a pause or delay; a device for regulating the pitch of a musical instrument; one of a series of organ pipes; mark used in punctuation.

part of speech: noun

Act of stopping: state of being stopped: hinderance: obstacle: interruption: ( music) one of the vent- holes in a wind instrument, or the place on the wire of a stringed instrument, by the stopping or pressing of which certain notes are produced: a mark used in punctuation.

part of speech: verb transitive

To close, as a hole or opening, by filling, covering, etc.; close the opening of; hence, to stanch ( a wound); to hinder, check, or impede; as, sobs stopped her utterance; make impassable; as, to stop a passage; to arrest the progress of; as, to stop a car; to cause to cease; as, to stop a noise; desist from.

part of speech: verb

To hinder; to impede or interrupt; to suppress; to render impassable; to close, as an aperture; to regulate the sounds of, as a musical instr., with the fingers; to cease from going forward, or from any course of action; to leave off, as from work.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To cease going forwards: to cease from any motion or action: to leave off: to be at an end:- pr. p. stopping; pa. t. and pa. p. stopped.

part of speech: noun

Cessation, as of progress, motion, operation, or action; obstruction; hindrance; impediment; obstacle; one of the vent- holes of a musical wind instr., by the opening or closing of which musical sounds may be regulated and modified, as an organ- stop; the place in a stringed instr. pressed on for the production of a musical sound; a point or mark in writing to distinguish a sentence or part of a sentence, and show the pauses in reading.

part of speech: present participle


Usage examples for stop:

  • Stop I will not tell her. "Candida", George Bernard Shaw
  • One doesn't know where to stop "We Girls: A Home Story", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • He has no time to stop "The Brother of Daphne", Dornford Yates
  • But to stop eppisodin' and resoom. "Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition", Marietta Holley
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