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Stop 1

Definition: To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.

Stop 2

Definition: To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.

Stop 3

Definition: 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.

Stop 4

Definition: 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.

Stop 5

Definition: 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.

Stop 6

Definition: To point, as a composition; to punctuate.

Stop 7

Definition: To make fast; to stopper.

Stop 8

Definition: To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.

Stop 9

Definition: To cease from any motion, or course of action.

Stop 10

Definition: To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.

Stop 11

Definition: The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.

Stop 12

Definition: That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.

Stop 13

Definition: 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.

Stop 14

Definition: 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.

Stop 15

Definition: 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.

Stop 16

Definition: 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.

Stop 17

Definition: 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.

Stop 18

Definition: The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.

Stop 19

Definition: 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.

Stop 20

Definition: Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed.

stop 21

Definition: a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"

stop 22

Definition: the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"

stop 23

Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

stop 24

Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

stop 25

Definition: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"

stop 26

Definition: (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"

stop 27

Definition: a punctuation mark placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"

stop 28

Definition: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"

stop 29

Definition: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

stop 30

Definition: a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"

stop 31

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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"

stop 32

Definition: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negociations"

stop 33

Definition: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"

stop 34

Definition: 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"

stop 35

Definition: seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country''s airspace"

stop 36

Definition: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

stop 37

Definition: cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"

stop 38

Definition: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"

stop 39

Definition: interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary''s house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"

stop 40

Definition: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

stop 41

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

stop 42

Definition: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"


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