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Meaning & Definition of Stop in English

English

Stop

/stɑp/

noun

1. The event of something ending

  • "It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
    synonym:
  • stop
  • ,
  • halt

2. The act of stopping something

  • "The third baseman made some remarkable stops"
  • "His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
    synonym:
  • stop
  • ,
  • stoppage

3. A brief stay in the course of a journey

  • "They made a stopover to visit their friends"
    synonym:
  • stop
  • ,
  • stopover
  • ,
  • layover

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • arrest
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • halt
  • ,
  • hitch
  • ,
  • stay
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • stoppage

5. A spot where something halts or pauses

  • "His next stop is atlanta"
    synonym:
  • stop

6. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

  • "His stop consonants are too aspirated"
    synonym:
  • stop consonant
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • occlusive
  • ,
  • plosive consonant
  • ,
  • plosive speech sound
  • ,
  • plosive

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • period
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • full stop
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • full point

8. (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"
    synonym:
  • stop

9. A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

  • "The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
    synonym:
  • diaphragm
  • ,
  • stop

10. A restraint that checks the motion of something

  • "He used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
    synonym:
  • catch
  • ,
  • stop

11. An obstruction in a pipe or tube

  • "We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
    synonym:
  • blockage
  • ,
  • block
  • ,
  • closure
  • ,
  • occlusion
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • stoppage

verb

1. Come to a halt, stop moving

  • "The car stopped"
  • "She stopped in front of a store window"
    synonym:
  • stop
  • ,
  • halt

2. Put an end to a state or an activity

  • "Quit teasing your little brother"
    synonym:
  • discontinue
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • cease
  • ,
  • give up
  • ,
  • quit
  • ,
  • lay off

3. Stop from happening or developing

  • "Block his election"
  • "Halt the process"
    synonym:
  • stop
  • ,
  • halt
  • ,
  • block
  • ,
  • kibosh

4. Interrupt a trip

  • "We stopped at aunt mary's house"
  • "They stopped for three days in florence"
    synonym:
  • stop
  • ,
  • stop over

5. Cause to stop

  • "Stop a car"
  • "Stop the thief"
    synonym:
  • stop

6. Prevent completion

  • "Stop the project"
  • "Break off the negotiations"
    synonym:
  • break
  • ,
  • break off
  • ,
  • discontinue
  • ,
  • stop

7. 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 south east asia"
  • "Contain the rebel movement"
  • "Turn back the tide of communism"
    synonym:
  • check
  • ,
  • turn back
  • ,
  • arrest
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • contain
  • ,
  • hold back

8. Seize on its way

  • "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
    synonym:
  • intercept
  • ,
  • stop

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • finish
  • ,
  • terminate
  • ,
  • cease

10. Render unsuitable for passage

  • "Block the way"
  • "Barricade the streets"
  • "Stop the busy road"
    synonym:
  • barricade
  • ,
  • block
  • ,
  • blockade
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • block off
  • ,
  • block up
  • ,
  • bar

11. Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

  • "Hold on a moment!"
    synonym:
  • hold on
  • ,
  • stop

Examples of using

The police car skidded to a stop.
The patrol car skidded to a stop.
They've realized they should stop discrimination against gays.