HyperDic: stopper

English > 5 senses of the word stopper:
NOUNcommunicationstopper, show-stopper, showstopperan act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
communicationstopper, conversation stoppera remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
artifactstopper(bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit
artifactstopper, plug, stoppleblockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
VERBcontactstopper, stoppleclose or secure with or as if with a stopper
stopper > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'per
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > stopper: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down.
Synonymsshow-stopper, showstopper
Broaderact, routine, number, turn, bitA short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
English > stopper: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA remark to which there is no polite conversational reply.
Synonymconversation stopper
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
English > stopper: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaning(bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit.
Example"if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"
CategorybridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Broaderplaying cardOne of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
English > stopper: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningBlockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly.
Synonymsplug, stopple
Narrowerbung, spileA plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
cork, bottle corkThe plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
drainplugA removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
earplugA plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
fippleA wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
tampion, tompionplug for the muzzle of a gun / gun to keep out dust and moisture
tamponplug of cotton or other absorbent material
tap, spigotA plug for a bunghole in a cask
Broaderblockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppageAn obstruction in a pipe or tube
Spanishcorcho, tapón
Catalantap
Verbsstoprender unsuitable for passage
stopperclose or secure with or as if with a stopper
English > stopper: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningClose or secure with or as if with a stopper.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "She stoppered the wine bottle"
  • "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
Synonymstopple
Broaderplug, stop up, secureFill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
Nounsstopperblockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

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