Dictionary Results for stop


1. stop - noun

· the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

Synonym(s): halt

Hypernym(s): ending, conclusion, finish




2. stop - noun

· the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"

Synonym(s): stoppage

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity




3. stop - noun

· a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"

Synonym(s): stopover, layover

Hypernym(s): stay




4. stop - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage

Hypernym(s): inaction, inactivity, inactiveness




5. stop - noun

· a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"

Hypernym(s): topographic_point, place, spot




6. stop - noun

· a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"

Synonym(s): stop_consonant, occlusive, plosive_consonant, plosive_speech_sound, plosive

Hypernym(s): obstruent

Antonym(s): continuant_consonant




7. stop - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): period, point, full_stop, full_point

Hypernym(s): punctuation, punctuation_mark




8. stop - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): knob




9. stop - noun

· a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"

Synonym(s): diaphragm

Hypernym(s): mechanical_device




10. stop - noun

· a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

Synonym(s): catch

Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint




11. stop - noun

· an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

Synonym(s): blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stoppage

Hypernym(s): obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta




12. stop - verb

· come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"

Synonym(s): halt

Antonym(s): start




13. stop - verb

· put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

Synonym(s): discontinue, cease, give_up, quit, lay_off




14. stop - verb

· stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

Synonym(s): halt, block, kibosh

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




15. stop - verb

· interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"

Synonym(s): stop_over

Hypernym(s): interrupt, disrupt, break_up, cut_off




16. stop - verb

· cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"

Antonym(s): start




17. stop - verb

· prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"

Synonym(s): break, break_off, discontinue

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




18. stop - verb

· 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 South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

Synonym(s): check, turn_back, arrest, contain, hold_back

Hypernym(s): defend




19. stop - verb

· seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

Synonym(s): intercept

Hypernym(s): catch, grab, take_hold_of




20. stop - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): end, finish, terminate, cease




21. stop - verb

· render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

Synonym(s): barricade, block, blockade, block_off, block_up, bar

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up




22. stop - verb

· stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"

Synonym(s): hold_on

Hypernym(s): interrupt, break





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