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Stop

v. t.1.To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
[imp. & p. p. Stopped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stopping.]
2.To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
3.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.
4.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.
5.(Mus.) 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.
6.To point, as a composition; to punctuate.
7.(Naut.) To make fast; to stopper.
To stop off
(Founding) to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting.
To stop the mouth
See under Mouth.
v. i.1.To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.
2.To cease from any motion, or course of action.
Stop, while ye may, suspend your mad career!
- Cowper.
3.To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.
By stopping at home till the money was gone.
- R. D. Blackmore.
To stop over
to stop at a station or airport beyond the time of the departure of the train or airplane on which one came, with the purpose of continuing one's journey on a subsequent train or airplane; to break one's journey. See stopover, n.
n.1.The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.
2.That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.
3.(Mach.) 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.
4.(Mus.) 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.
The organ sound a time survives the stop.
- Daniel.
5.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.
5.(Arch.) 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.
6.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.
7.(Opt.) The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
8.(Zool.) 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.
9.(Phonetics) 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.
Stop bead
(Arch.) the molding screwed to the inner side of a window frame, on the face of the pulley stile, completing the groove in which the inner sash is to slide.
Stop motion
(Mach.) an automatic device for arresting the motion of a machine, as when a certain operation is completed, or when an imperfection occurs in its performance or product, or in the material which is supplied to it, etc.
Stop plank
one of a set of planks employed to form a sort of dam in some hydraulic works.
Stop valve
a valve that can be closed or opened at will, as by hand, for preventing or regulating flow, as of a liquid in a pipe; - in distinction from a valve which is operated by the action of the fluid it restrains.
Stop watch
a watch the hands of which can be stopped in order to tell exactly the time that has passed, as in timing a race. See Independent seconds watch, under Independent, a.
Noun1.stop - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
Synonyms: halt
2.stop - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
Synonyms: stoppage
3.stop - a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
Synonyms: layover, stopover
4.stop - 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"
5.stop - a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
6.stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
7.stop - 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"
8.stop - (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"
9.stop - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
Synonyms: diaphragm
10.stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
Synonyms: catch
11.stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
Verb1.stop - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
Synonyms: halt
Antonyms:
get going, start, go - begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
2.stop - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
3.stop - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
Synonyms: kibosh, block, halt
4.stop - interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
Synonyms: stop over
5.stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
Antonyms:
start up, start - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
6.stop - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negociations"
7.stop - 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"
8.stop - seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
Synonyms: intercept
9.stop - 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"
Synonyms: end, cease, terminate, finish
10.stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
11.stop - stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
Synonyms: hold on
English horn, abandon, abjure, abort, afterthought, allophone, alveolar, anchorage, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arrestation, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, awe, baffle, ban, barricade, barrier, bassoon, bearing rein, beat off, belay, bell, bilabial, bind, bit, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, block flute, block up, blockade, blockage, blocking, bombard, bottleneck, boundary, bourdon, bourn, box, brake, break, break of, break off, break the habit, bring to, bring up, bring up short, bung, bureaucratic delay, cacuminal, caesura, call on, call upon, calm, calm down, cancel, caulk, cease, cease fire, cecum, cello, cerebral, cessation, chain, check valve, checkmate, checkrein, chink, chock, choke, choke off, choke up, choking, choking off, claribel, clarinet, clarion, clog, clog up, close off, close up, closing, closing up, cock, colon, come off, come up short, comma, concert flute, conclusion, confine, congest, congestion, consonant, constipate, constipation, continuant, corner, cornet, cornopean, costiveness, counter, countercheck, cover, cromorna, cul-de-sac, curb, curb bit, cure, cushion, cut it out, cut off, cut out, cut short, cutoff, cymbel, dam, dam up, damp, dampen, damper, daunt, dead end, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, dead-end street, deaden, deadlock, deafen, debarment, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, dental, depot, desist, desist from, desistance, destination, detain, detention, deter, determent, determine, deterrence, diacritical mark, diapason, die down, diphthong, disaccustom, discontinuance, discourage, discouragement, dishearten, dissimilation, disuse, doorstop, double take, drag, drag sail, dragging, draw rein, draw up, drift anchor, drift sail, drive back, drogue, drop, drop in, drop it, dulciana, dull, dwindle, dying down, ebb, ebbing, embolism, embolus, end stop, endgame, ending, epenthetic vowel, estoppel, explosive, extremity, faucet, faze, fence, fend, fend off, fetch up, fetter, fill, fill up, final whistle, finish up, flute stop, forbiddance, foreclosure, forestalling, forswear, foul, foundation stop, fourniture, freeze, full stop, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn, give over, give up, glide, glottal, glottalization, goal, gorge, grinding halt, gun, guttural, hang fire, hang-up, harbor, harmonic flute, have done with, haven, hindrance, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold off, hold up, holdback, holdup, hole, hybrid stop, impasse, impediment, infarct, infarction, interim, interrupt, jam, jam up, juncture, keep at bay, keep back, keep off, kick, knock it off, koppel flute, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, lag, lagging, larigot, laryngeal, last stop, lateral, lay off, lay over, layover, leave off, let go, lid, lingual, liquid, lock, lockout, lodge, logjam, look in, lull, make late, manner of articulation, martingale, melodia, mixture, modification, molder, monophthong, moratorium, morphophoneme, muffle, mutation stop, mute, nasal, nazard, nol-pros, not pursue with, oboe, obstacle, obstipate, obstipation, obstruction, obviation, occlusive, octave, organ stop, overawe, pacify, pack, pack in, palatal, paperasserie, parasitic vowel, parry, pay a visit, peak, peg, pelham, period, perorate, peter out, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, phoneme, piccolo, pin, plein jeu, plosive, plug, plug up, point, port, posaune, preclusion, prevent, prevention, principal, prohibition, prothetic vowel, pull up, punctuation, punctuation marks, push back, put back, put behind one, put paid to, put up, quiesce, quiet, quieten, quint, quintaten, rank, ranket, rebuff, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, reed stop, reference, reference mark, refrain, refrain from, register, relinquish, remora, renounce, repel, reprieve, repulse, resign, resolve, respite, rest, restrain, retard, retardance, retardation, retroflex, roadblock, rohr flute, run in, scotch, scrap, scratch, scrub, sea anchor, sea cock, sealing off, see, segmental phoneme, semicolon, semivowel, sesquialtera, shackle, shake, shawm, sit-down strike, slacken, slow, slow down, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, snaffle, soft-pedal, soften, sojourn, sojournment, sonant, sonority, soothe, speech sound, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spitz flute, spoke, stage, stalemate, stall, stanch, stand, standoff, standstill, station, staunch, stave off, stay of execution, stay over, stayover, stem, stem the tide, stench, stick, stillstand, stop by, stop cold, stop dead, stop off, stop over, stop short, stop up, stop-off, stopgap, stopover, stoppage, stopped diapason, stopped flute, stopper, stopping, stopping place, stopple, strangulation, strike, string diapason, string stop, stuff, stuff up, stymie, subdue, subside, subsidence, suppress, surd, suspension, swear off, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, take a break, take the pledge, tap, tarry, terminal, terminal point, termination, terminus, throw off, thwart, tie-up, tierce, time lag, tittle, tone down, trammel, tranquilize, transition sound, tremolo, triphthong, trombone, trumpet, turn aside, twelfth, unda maris, valve, velar, vibrato, viola, visit, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound, voicing, voix celeste, vowel, vox angelica, vox humana, wait, waive, walkout, wall, wane, waning, ward off, wean, wind up, work stoppage
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Stool
Stool of a window
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Stoolball
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Stoom
Stoop
stoop to
stooped
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Stooping
Stoor
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stop bath
Stop bead
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Stop order
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Stop plank
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Stop valve
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