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Stop 1Definition: To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the
ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
Stop 2Definition: To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
Stop 3Definition: 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 4Definition: 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 5Definition: 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 6Definition: To point, as a composition; to punctuate.
Stop 7Definition: To make fast; to stopper.
Stop 8Definition: To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.
Stop 9Definition: To cease from any motion, or course of action.
Stop 10Definition: To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.
Stop 11Definition: The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.
Stop 12Definition: That which
stops, impedes, or
obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.
Stop 13Definition: 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 14Definition: 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 15Definition: In the organ, one of the
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
Stop 16Definition: A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window
takes the place, or
answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far.
Stop 17Definition: A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the
sentences, parts of a sentence, or
clauses; a mark of
Stop 18Definition: The diaphragm used in optical
instruments to cut off the marginal
portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
Stop 19Definition: 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
Stop 20Definition: 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 21Definition: a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their
stop 22Definition: the act of stopping something; "the third
baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
stop 23Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
stop 24Definition: a restraint that
checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
stop 25Definition: a mechanical device in a camera that
controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
stop 26Definition: (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 27Definition: 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 28Definition: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop
consonants are too aspirated"
stop 29Definition: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
stop 30Definition: a spot where something
pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
stop 31Definition: 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 32Definition: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the
stop 33Definition: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or
developments; "Hold on a
stop 34Definition: 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 35Definition: seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the
stop 36Definition: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the
streets"; "stop the busy road"
stop 37Definition: cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
stop 38Definition: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
stop 39Definition: interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt
Mary''s house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
stop 40Definition: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
stop 41Definition: 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 42Definition: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"