HyperDic: pause

English > 4 senses of the word pause:
VERBstativepause, hesitateinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
communicationpause, intermit, breakcease an action temporarily
NOUNtimepause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensiona time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
actpausetemporary inactivity
pause > pronunciation
Soundspao'z
Rhymesapplause ... tropopause: 8 rhymes with aoz...
English > pause: 4 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.
Synonymsintermission, break, interruption, suspension
NarrowerblackoutA suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
caesuraA pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
dead airAn inadvertent interruption in a broadcast / broadcast during which there is no sound
delay, hold, time lag, postponement, waitTime during which some action is awaited
halftimeAn intermission between the first and second half of a game / game
lapseA break or intermission in the occurrence of something
letup, lullA pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
respite, rest, relief, rest periodA pause for relaxation
time-outA brief suspension of play
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
Spanishinterrupción, pausa, suspensión
Catalaninterrupció, pausa, suspensió
Verbspausecease an action temporarily
pauseinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
English > pause: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningtemporary inactivity.
Narrowerfreeze, haltAn interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
hesitation, waver, falter, falteringThe act of pausing uncertainly
intermissionThe act of suspending activity temporarily
respite, recess, break, time outA pause from doing something (as work)
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishpausa
Catalanpausa
Verbspausecease an action temporarily
pauseinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
English > pause: 4 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaninginterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey pause a long time
Example"The speaker paused"
Synonymhesitate
Narrowerhem and hawUtter 'hems' and 'haws'
scruplehesitate on moral grounds
BroaderdelayAct later than planned, scheduled, or required
Spanishpausar, vacilar
Catalandubtar, vacil·lar
Nounspausetemporary inactivity
pausea time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
English > pause: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCease an action temporarily.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"We pause for station identification"
Synonymsintermit, break
Narrowerrest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breatherTake a short break from one's activities in order to relax
take fiveTake a break for five minutes
take tenTake a ten minute break
Broaderinterrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
Spanishdetenerse, hacer una pausa
Catalanparar
Nounspausetemporary inactivity
pausea time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

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