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Definitions of stop

  1.   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
  2.   stop from happening or developing Block his election Halt the process
  3.   an obstruction in a pipe or tube we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
  4.   a restraint that checks the motion of something he used a book as a stop to hold the door open
  5.   put an end to a state or an activity Quit teasing your little brother
  6.   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 ends in a pianissimo
  7.   a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  8.   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
  9.   the event of something ending it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  10.   come to a halt stop moving the car stopped She stopped in front of a store window
  11.   stop and wait as if awaiting further instructions or developments Hold on a moment We broke at noon
  12.   seize on its way The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
  13.   a consonant produced by stopping air at some point and suddenly releasing it his stop consonants are too aspirated
  14.   a brief stay in the course of a journey they made a stopover to visit their friends
  15.   the act of stopping something the third baseman made some remarkable stops his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
  16.   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
  17.   interrupt a trip we stopped at Aunt Mary's house they stopped for three days in Florence
  18.   a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it his stop consonants are too aspirated
  19.   a spot where something halts or pauses his next stop is Atlanta
  20.   prevent completion stop the project break off the negociations
  21.   stop and wait as if awaiting further instructions or developments Hold on a moment
  22.   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
  23.   cause to stop stop a car stop the thief
  24.   A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook eye or strap by which it may be attached to an object It is used to change the direction of motion as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached and also when two or more such sheaves are compounded to change the rate of motion or to exert increased force used especially in the rigging of ships and in tackles
  25.   To close as an aperture by filling or by obstructing as to stop the ears hence to stanch as a wound
  26.   To obstruct to render impassable as to stop a way road or passage
  27.   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
  28.   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
  29.   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
  30.   To point as a composition to punctuate
  31.   To make fast to stopper
  32.   To cease to go on to halt or stand still to come to a stop
  33.   To cease from any motion or course of action
  34.   To spend a short time to reside temporarily to stay to tarry as to stop with a friend
  35.   The act of stopping or the state of being stopped hindrance of progress or of action cessation repression interruption check obstruction
  36.   That which stops impedes or obstructs as obstacle an impediment an obstruction
  37.   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
  38.   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
  39.   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
  40.   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
  41.   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
  42.   The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses
  43.   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
  44.   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
  45.   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
  46.   To cease to come to an end as the noise stopped colloquially to tarry stay
  47.   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
  48.   Stopped
  49.   Stopping
  50.   In dentistry to fill a tooth cavity
  51.   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
  52.   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
  53.   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
  54.   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
  55.   To cease progress or action to come to or be at an end
  56.   To obstruct close up hinder check the motion of restrain
  57.   To bring from motion to rest cause to cease bring to anend
  58.   To check beforehand prevent
  59.   To close keep back
  60.   To come to rest
  61.   To cease discontinue
  62.   The act of stopping pause
  63.   An obstruction hindrance
  64.   A contrivance in musical instruments for regulating tones
  65.   A punctuation mark
  66.   Cessation of progressive motion obstruction repression interruption obstacle a point or mark in writing for regulating the necessary pauses that by which the sounds of musical instruments are regulated the act of applying the stops
  67.   To close by filling or obstructing to obstruct to check or arrest to impede to repress to restrain to intercept to regulate sounds
  68.   To cease to go forward to cease
  69.   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
  70.   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

Antonyms for stop

come, exordium, drop, go along, lead off, forfeit, begin, kick off, morning, boost, beginning, set up, go off, onset, initiate, accelerate, breathe, bulge, catbird seat, materialize, genesis, assistance, progression, stir, preamble, establish, reject, unblock, compel, prelude, embark, bear on, move, keep up, nascency, pull, jump, touch off, actuate, uphold, incipience, impetus, preface, inaugurate, inside track, get along, resume, stimulus, advancement, innovate, threshold, shifting, get on, journey, spur, proceed, commence, kickoff, hasten, benefit, alpha, be, inception, bide, carry on, goad, whip hand, actualize, preserve, stimulant, attainment, intro, persist, migrate, weather, persistence, engender, pace, endure, set off, survive, continuation, authorize, appear, renew, vantage, continuant, empower, get off, abide, continuance, subsist, shift, aid, catalyst, reopen, introduction, pick up, resist, outset, fast track, prolusion, originate, activate, charter, set in, extension, Forfend, start up, break, quicken, get-go, found, start, remain, Proem, depart, shun, incipiency, prologue, launch, abandon, enable, accredit, prolongation, unplug, movement, go, handmaiden, exist, Perdure, day one, constitute, help, arise, continue, nascence, incentive, prevail, get going, certify, trigger, Unstop, come along, motion, introduce, unclog, avoid, restart, commencement, continuant consonant, edge, advantage, invest, baseline, dawn, upper hand, vest, qualify, progress, stead, proficiency, foreword.

Quotes of stop

  1. I'm not saying we need to stop immigration at all people can come from wherever – Jeb Bradley
  2. In this business my business I get to meet all kinds of incredible people fascinating people glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people And you meet them and you go 'interesting interesting interesting'. They're interesting but not very many people stop you in your tracks – Madonna Ciccone
  3. There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working – Robert Half
  4. We wanted to offer something new to our audience I hate it when bands stop taking chances – Kirk Hammett
  5. And if you stop and think about it you won't believe it's true That all the love you've been giving has all been meant for you – Justin Hayward
  6. Obstacles don't have to stop you If you run into a wall don't turn around and give up Figure out how to climb it go through it or work around it – Michael Jordan
  7. If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning one must stop the process before it starts – Leon Kass
  8. Directors who turn into big babies and shut out criticism stop learning – Richard King
  9. The American people want us to stop spending And so let's just give them some certainty Let's extend the tax the existing tax cuts And then let's give some more tax breaks to small businesses and large And then maybe the American people will have some confidence – John McCain
  10. Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking If it did our problems would have stopped millennia ago – Colman McCarthy
  11. One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing The truth is much worse they believe in anything – Malcolm Muggeridge
  12. Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking – Ernest Renan
  13. I've been on the road for fifteen years and I had no intent to stop – Bon Scott
  14. It has no enforceable standards to stop a union from conspiring with employers to keep another stronger union out or from negotiating contracts with lower pay and standards that members of another union have spent a lifetime establishing – Andy Stern
  15. I love the art of acting and I love film because you always have anther chance if you want it You know if we if this isn't going well you can't say well you could say let's stop Let's start over again Gene because you were too nervous – Gene Wilder

Usage examples for stop

  1. But I do know that for you he would not stop at anything – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  2. Then the world had better stop – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  3. “ I want it all to stop here I mean my part of it – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  4. But we cannot stop there – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. “ I went away stop and think a moment how very little you know of me and you made a romance about me – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  6. “ A word from you may stop him – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  7. Do not stop her – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  8. Where is all this to stop – Canadian Eclipse Party 1869 by Commander E. D. Ashe
  9. If she should stop there would be nothing for either of us ” – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  10. Why then not stop – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. And how are we to stop or help it – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  12. If she had wanted to leave me there was nothing to stop her – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  13. Stop stop young man – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  14. Stop if it is anyone for me – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. But you don't know where to stop – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  16. Why did you stop us ” – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  17. Let's stop and give the ponies a rest suggested Janet – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  18. “ No can stop at all – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  19. If we stop them – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. Maybe he does agreed Bunny as he saw that the pony was not going to stop – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope

Rhymes for stop