Definition of Stop

1. Noun. The event of something ending. "It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

Exact synonyms: Halt
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Finish
Specialized synonyms: Cessation, Surcease, Stand, Standstill, Tie-up
Derivative terms: Halt, Halt, Halt, Halt

2. Verb. Come to a halt, stop moving. "These cars won't stop "; "She stopped in front of a store window"
Exact synonyms: Halt
Specialized synonyms: Go Off, Pull Up Short, Check, Check, Check, Rein, Rein In, Conk, Stall, Stall, Draw Up, Haul Up, Pull Up, Brake, Settle
Derivative terms: Halt, Halt, Halt
Antonyms: Start

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

4. Noun. The act of stopping something. "His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
Exact synonyms: Stoppage
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Specialized synonyms: Stand-down, Standdown, Haemostasia, Haemostasis, Hemostasia, Hemostasis

5. Verb. Stop from happening or developing. "They stop him from writing the letter"; "Halt the process"
Exact synonyms: Block, Halt, Kibosh
Specialized synonyms: Embargo, Stay
Generic synonyms: Forbid, Foreclose, Forestall, Preclude, Prevent
Derivative terms: Blockage, Halt, Halt

6. Noun. A brief stay in the course of a journey. "They made a stopover to visit their friends"
Exact synonyms: Layover, Stopover
Generic synonyms: Stay
Specialized synonyms: Night-stop, Pit Stop, Pit Stop, Stand
Derivative terms: Lay Over, Stop Over

7. Verb. Interrupt a trip. "They stopped for three days in Florence"
Exact synonyms: Stop Over
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt
Specialized synonyms: Call, Lay Over, Stop Over

8. Noun. The state of inactivity following an interruption. "He spent the entire stop in his seat"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Check, Halt, Hitch, Stay, Stoppage
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Countercheck, Logjam
Derivative terms: Check, Check, Halt, Halt

9. Verb. Cause to stop. "Stop the thief"
Specialized synonyms: Check, Rein, Rein In, Arrest, Halt, Hold, Bring Up, Cut, Flag Down, Stall, Stall, Draw Up, Pull Up, Brake
Causes: Halt
Antonyms: Start
Derivative terms: Stoppage

10. Noun. A spot where something halts or pauses. "His next stop is Atlanta"

11. Verb. Prevent completion. "Break off the negotiations"
Exact synonyms: Break, Break Off, Discontinue
Specialized synonyms: Fracture, Bog, Bog Down, Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate
Derivative terms: Discontinuation

12. Noun. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it. "His stop consonants are too aspirated"

13. Verb. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of. "Turn back the tide of communism"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Check, Contain, Hold Back, Turn Back
Specialized synonyms: Cut Down, Cut Out
Generic synonyms: Defend
Derivative terms: Containment, Containment

14. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Full Point, Full Stop, Period, Point
Generic synonyms: Punctuation, Punctuation Mark
Specialized synonyms: Suspension Point
Derivative terms: Point, Point, Point

15. Verb. Seize on its way. "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
Exact synonyms: Intercept
Generic synonyms: Catch, Grab, Take Hold Of
Specialized synonyms: Cut Off, Cut Out
Derivative terms: Interception, Interceptor

16. Noun. (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"
Generic synonyms: Knob
Group relationships: Organ, Pipe Organ
Category relationships: Music

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

18. Noun. A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens. "The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
Exact synonyms: Diaphragm
Group relationships: Camera, Photographic Camera
Specialized synonyms: Iris, Iris Diaphragm
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device

19. Verb. Render unsuitable for passage. "Stop the busy road"
Exact synonyms: Bar, Barricade, Block, Block Off, Block Up, Blockade
Generic synonyms: Block, Close Up, Impede, Jam, Obstruct, Obturate, Occlude
Specialized synonyms: Block Off, Close Off, Shut Off, Close
Related verbs: Block, Obstruct
Derivative terms: Bar, Barricade, Barricade, Blockage, Blocking, Blockade, Stopper

20. Noun. A restraint that checks the motion of something. "He used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Specialized synonyms: Bench Hook, Doorstop, Doorstopper, Click, Detent, Dog, Pawl, Trip, Tripper
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint

21. Noun. An obstruction in a pipe or tube. "We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

22. Verb. Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments. "Hold on a moment!"
Exact synonyms: Hold On
Generic synonyms: Break, Interrupt
Derivative terms: Stoppage

Definition of Stop

1. v. t. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.

2. v. i. To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.

3. n. The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.

Definition of Stop

1. Verb. (intransitive) To cease moving. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To come to an end. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to come to an end. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To close or block an opening. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive intransitive photography often with "up" or "down") To adjust the aperture of a camera lens. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To stay a while. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To tarry. ¹

9. Noun. A (usually marked) place where line buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off. ¹

10. Noun. An action of stopping; interruption of travel. ¹

11. Noun. A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop. ¹

12. Noun. (linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis. ¹

13. Noun. A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon. ¹

14. Noun. Short for a stopper, used in the phrase 'pull out all the stops'. ¹

15. Noun. A function that halts playback or recording in devices such as videocassette and DVD player. ¹

16. Noun. (by extension) A button that activates the stop function. ¹

17. Noun. (music) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ. ¹

18. Noun. (tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible. ¹

19. Noun. (zoology) The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones. ¹

20. Noun. (photography) An f-stop. ¹

21. Adverb. Prone to halting or hesitation. ¹

22. Noun. (UK dialectal) A small well-bucket; a milk-pail. ¹

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Definition of Stop

1. to discontinue the progress or motion of [v STOPPED or STOPT, STOPPING, STOPS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stop

stop (current term)
stop, drop and roll
stop-loss order
stop-loss orders
stop and smell the roses
stop at nothing
stop bath
stop by

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