alphabet

Stop

Definition of stop:

part of speech: verb

To close, as a hole or opening, by filling, covering, etc.; close the opening of; hence, to stanch ( a wound); to hinder, check, or impede; as, sobs stopped her utterance; make impassable; as, to stop a passage; to arrest the progress of; as, to stop a car; to cause to cease; as, to stop a noise; desist from.

part of speech: verb

To obstruct; close up; hinder; check the motion of; restrain.

part of speech: noun

The act of stopping; state of being stopped; a hindrance or check; a pause or delay; a device for regulating the pitch of a musical instrument; one of a series of organ pipes; mark used in punctuation.

part of speech: verb

To stuff or close up: to obstruct: to render impassable: to hinder: to intercept: to restrain: to apply musical stops to: to regulate the sounds of a stringed instrument by shortening the strings with the fingers.

part of speech: participle

Stopped.

part of speech: verb

To cease going forwards: to cease from any motion or action: to leave off: to be at an end:- pr. p. stopping; pa. t. and pa. p. stopped.

part of speech: noun

Act of stopping; cessation of motion or action; pause; hindrance; interruption; finger hole, or place for the finger on a musical instrument; mark used in punctuation.

part of speech: verb

To cease progress or action; to come to, or be at, an end.

part of speech: participle

Stopping.

part of speech: verb

To cease; to come to an end; as, the noise stopped; colloquially, to tarry; stay.

part of speech: noun

Act of stopping: state of being stopped: hinderance: obstacle: interruption: ( music) one of the vent- holes in a wind instrument, or the place on the wire of a stringed instrument, by the stopping or pressing of which certain notes are produced: a mark used in punctuation.

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