HyperDic: stop

English > 22 senses of the word stop:
VERBmotionstop, haltcome to a halt, stop moving
stativestop, discontinue, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
socialstop, halt, block, kiboshstop from happening / happening or developing
motionstop, stop overinterrupt a trip
motionstopcause to stop
changestop, break, break off, discontinueprevent completion
competitionstop, check, turn back, arrest, contain, hold backhold back, as of a danger or an enemy
contactstop, interceptseize / seize on its way
stativestop, end, finish, terminate, ceasehave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
contactstop, barricade, block, blockade, block off, block up, barrender unsuitable for passage
changestop, hold onstop / stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
NOUNeventstop, haltthe event of something ending
actstop, stoppagethe act of stopping something
actstop, stopover, layovera brief stay in the course of a journey
statestop, arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppagethe state of inactivity following an interruption
locationstopa spot where something halts or pauses
communicationstop, stop consonant, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosivea consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
communicationstop, period, point, full stop, full pointa punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
artifactstop(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes
artifactstop, diaphragma mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
artifactstop, catcha restraint that checks the motion of something
artifactstop, blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stoppagean obstruction in a pipe or tube
stop > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'p
RhymesAesop ... workshop: 48 rhymes with aap...
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe event of something ending.
Example"it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
Synonymhalt
Narrowercessation, surceaseA stopping
stand, standstill, tie-upAn interruption of normal activity
Broaderending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
Spanishalto, interrupción, parada
Catalanalto, aturada, interrupció, parada
Verbsstopcome to a halt, stop moving
stopcause to stop
stopput an end to a state or an activity
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of stopping something.
Examples
  • "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"
  • "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
Synonymstoppage
Narrowerhemostasis, haemostasis, hemostasia, haemostasiasurgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
standdown, stand-down(military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishdetención, parada
Catalanaturada, parada
Verbsstopprevent completion
stopstop from happening / happening or developing
stopput an end to a state or an activity
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA brief stay in the course of a journey.
Example"they made a stopover to visit their friends"
Synonymsstopover, layover
Narrowernight-stopA break in a journey for the night
pit stopA brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car
pit stopA stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment
standA stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
BroaderstayContinuing or remaining in a place or state
Spanishalto, escala intermedia, escala, parada
Catalanarrest, escala, parada
Verbsstopinterrupt a trip
stopput an end to a state or an activity
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of inactivity following an interruption.
Example "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
Synonymsarrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage
NarrowercountercheckA check that restrains another check
logjamAny stoppage attributable to unusual activity
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishalto, detención, parada
Catalanaturada, detenció, parada
Verbsstopstop / stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA spot where something halts or pauses.
Example"his next stop is Atlanta"
Narrowerbus stopA place on a bus route where buses stop to discharge and take on passengers
checkpointA place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
loading zone, loading areaA stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
stopover, way stationA stopping place on a journey
Broadertopographic point, place, spotA point located with respect to surface features of some region
Spanishdetención, parada, paradero
Catalanparada
Verbsstopinterrupt a trip
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it.
Example"his stop consonants are too aspirated"
Synonymsstop consonant, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive
PartsimplosionThe initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
plosion, explosionThe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
Narrowerglottal stop, glottal plosive, glottal catchA stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis
labial stopA stop consonant that is produced with the lips
suction stop, clickA stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
BroaderobstruentA consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
Oppositecontinuant consonant, continuantconsonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
Spanishconsonante oclusiva, oclusiva
Catalanconsonant oclusiva, oclusiva
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.
Example"in England they call a period a stop"
Synonymsperiod, point, full stop, full point
Narrowersuspension point(usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete
Broaderpunctuation, punctuation markThe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Spanishpunto
Catalanpunt
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaning(music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes.
Example"the organist pulled out all the stops"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Part oforgan, pipe organwind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
BroaderknobA round handle
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens.
Synonymdiaphragm
Part ofcamera, photographic cameraequipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
Narroweriris, iris diaphragmdiaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishdiafragma
Catalandiafragma
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA restraint that checks the motion of something.
Example"he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
Synonymcatch
Narrowerbench hookAny of various stops on a workbench against which work can be pushed (as while chiseling or planing)
doorstop, doorstopperA stop that keeps open doors from moving
pawl, detent, click, dogA hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
tripper, tripA catch mechanism that acts as a switch
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishseguro, tope
Catalandispositiu de seguretat, topall
Verbsstophold back, as of a danger or an enemy
stopseize / seize on its way
stoprender unsuitable for passage
English > stop: 22 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningAn obstruction in a pipe or tube.
Synonymsblockage, block, closure, occlusion, stoppage
Narrowerbreechblock, breech closerA metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
plug, stopper, stoppleBlockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lockA stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishbloque, bloqueo, cierre, detención, obstrucción, oclusión, parada
Catalandestorb, obstacle
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCome to a halt, stop moving.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThese cars won't stop; They stop the animals
Examples
  • "the car stopped"
  • "She stopped in front of a store window"
Synonymhalt
Caused bystopCause to stop
Entailed bychallengeask for identification
Narrowerbrakestop travelling by applying a brake
checkstop in a chase especially when scent is lost
checkabandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
checkstop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
draw up, pull up, haul upCome to a halt after driving somewhere
go offstop running, functioning, or operating
pull up shortstop abruptly
rein, rein instop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
settleCome to rest
stall, conkCome to a stop
stallExperience a stall in flight, of airplanes
Oppositestart, go, get goingBegin or set in motion
Spanishdetenerse, detener, estancar, pararse, parar
Catalanaturar-se, aturar, deixar, detenir-se, estancar, parar
Nounsstopthe event of something ending
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningput an end to a state or an activity.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey stop moving
Synonymsdiscontinue, cease, give up, quit, lay off
NarrowerbreakGive up
call it quits, call it a daystop doing what one is doing
cheeseUsed in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
drop, knock offstop pursuing or acting
leave offstop using
pull the plugprevent from happening or continuing
retire, withdrawWithdraw from active participation
shut off, close offstem the flow of
sign offCease broadcasting
Oppositecontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishacabar, cesar, dejar, descatalogar, descontinuar, discontinuar, parar, terminar
Catalanaturar, cessar, deixar, descatalogar, discontinuar, finalitzar, parar
Nounsstop, stoppagethe act of stopping something
stopa brief stay in the course of a journey
stopthe event of something ending
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningStop from happening / happening or developing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey stop him from writing the letter
Synonymshalt, block, kibosh
Narrowerembargoprevent commerce
staystop a judicial process
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishbloquear, detener, estancar, obstruir, parar
Catalanaturar, detenir, estancar, obstruir, parar
Nounsstopthe act of stopping something
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaninginterrupt a trip.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"
  • "they stopped for three days in Florence"
Synonymstop over
Narrowercallmake a stop in a harbour
lay over, stop overinterrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
Broaderinterrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
Spanishdetenerse, pararse, parar
Catalanaturar-se, aturar, detenir-se
Nounsstopa brief stay in the course of a journey
stopa spot where something halts or pauses
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningCause to stop.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "stop a car"
  • "stop the thief"
Cause tostop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
NarrowerbrakeCause to stop by applying the brakes
bring upCause to come to a sudden stop
checkarrest the motion / motion (of something) abruptly
cutstop filming
draw up, pull upCause (a vehicle) to stop
flag downSignal to stop
halt, hold, arrestCause to stop
rein, rein instop / stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
stallCause an engine to stop / stop
stallCause an airplane to go into a stall
Oppositestart, start upget going or set in motion
Spanishdetener, parar
Catalanaturar, detenir, parar
Nounsstopthe event of something ending
stoppagethe act of stopping something
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningprevent completion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"stop the project"
Synonymsbreak, break off, discontinue
Narrowerbog down, bogget stuck while doing something
fractureBecome fractured / fractured
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishabandonar, discontinuar, interrumpir, parar, romper, suspender
Catalaninterrompre, parar, suspendre
Nounsstopthe act of stopping something
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaninghold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscheck, turn back, arrest, contain, hold back
Narrowercut down, cut outintercept (a player)
BroaderdefendBe on the defensive
Spanishcontener, parar
Catalanparar
Nounsstopa restraint that checks the motion of something
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningseize / seize on its way.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymintercept
Narrowercut off, cut outcut off and stop
Broadercatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Spanishdetener, interceptar, intervenir
Catalaninterceptar, intervenir
Nounsstopa restraint that checks the motion of something
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 9, stative
MeaningHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
Synonymsend, finish, terminate, cease
Caused byend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Narroweradjourn, recess, break upClose at the end of a session
breakCome to an end
conclude, closeCome to a close
culminate, climaxend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
cut outCease operating
discontinueCome to or be at an end
go outBecome extinguished
lapseend, at least for a long time
pass awaygo out of existence
run low, run short, goTo be spent or finished
run outbecome used up
turn out, come outResult or end
vanish, disappearCease to exist
vanish, disappear, go awayBecome invisible or unnoticeable / unnoticeable
Oppositebegin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Spanishacabar, cesar, concluir, fenecer, finalizar, finir, parar, terminar
Catalanacabar, aturar, cessar, enllestir, finalitzar, finir, parar, terminar
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningRender unsuitable for passage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "stop the busy road"
Synonymsbarricade, block, blockade, block off, block up, bar
Narrowerclosebar access to
shut off, block off, close offblock off the passage through
Broaderobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
Similar toobstruct, blockshut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
Spanishbloquear, obstruir
Catalanblocar, bloquejar, obstruir
Nounsstopa restraint that checks the motion of something
stopperblockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
English > stop: 22 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningstop / stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymhold on
Broaderinterrupt, breakterminate
Nounsstop, stoppagethe state of inactivity following an interruption

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