Definitions of suspend

  1. To fasten so as to hang down; to hang, or to hold as if by hanging; to delay; hold undecided; as, to suspend judgment; interrupt; to cause to cease for a time; as, to suspend a rule; debar, or keep out for a time; as, to suspend a pupil from school.
  2. To hang one thing beneath another: to make to depend on: to make to stop for a time: to delay: to debar.
  3. To hang; cause to depend; delay; cause to cease for a time.
  4. To cause to hang down from a support.
  5. To interrupt; stay; hold undecided; debar from any privilege.
  6. bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
  7. make inoperative or stop; " suspend payments on the loan"
  8. cause to be held in suspension in a fluid, of particles, in chemistry
  9. as of a prison sentence
  10. hang freely; " The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
  11. cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; " suspend the particles"
  12. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
  13. To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
  14. To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
  15. To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
  16. To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
  17. To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
  18. To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements ( said of a commercial firm or a bank).
  19. To cease from action or operation; stop payment.
  20. To hang; to attach to something above; to make to depend on; to interrupt; to stop for a time; to cause to cease for a time; to deprive of office for a time.
  21. To make to hang; to attach to something above; to cause to cease for a time; to interrupt; to deprive of any privilege or office for a time.
  22. SUSPENDER.
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