Definition of Cease

1. Noun. ('cease' is a noun only in the phrase 'without cease') end.

Generic synonyms: End, Ending



2. Verb. Put an end to a state or an activity. "They cease moving "; "Quit teasing your little brother"

3. Verb. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical. "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

Definition of Cease

1. v. i. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.

2. v. t. To put a stop to; to bring to an end.

3. n. Extinction.

Definition of Cease

1. Verb. (formal intransitive) To stop. ¹

2. Verb. (formal transitive) To stop doing (something), blin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cease

1. to stop [v CEASED, CEASING, CEASES] - See also: stop

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cease

cbl
cc
cc'ing
cc-ckr-5 gene
ccTLD
cd
cd-I
cdc2+-CDC28-related protein kinase
cdc28 protein kinase
cdc gene
cddr
cdpdiacylglycerol-serine o-phosphatidyltransferase
ceanothus
ceanothuses
ceas
cease (current term)
cease-fire
cease-fires
cease and desist
cease and desist order
cease to be
ceased
ceased to be
ceasefire
ceasefires
ceaseless
ceaselessly
ceaselessness
ceaselessnesses
ceases

Literary usage of Cease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by New York (N.Y.). Board of Education (1854)
"Michael Stevens, elected by the people, will cease to hold office the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four; ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"For He would leave these armies then, and come To smite us to confusion, all alike, Guilty and guiltless, in one general wrack. cease, therefore, cease this ..."

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