stop meaning

[ stɔp ] Pronunciation:   "stop" in a sentence
Verb: stop (stopped,stopping)  stóp
  1. Come to a halt, stop moving
    "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
Interjection: stop  stóp
  1. Instruction to stop
    - whoa, wo
Noun: stop  stóp
  1. The event of something ending
    "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
    - halt 
  2. The act of stopping something
    "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"
    - stoppage 
  3. A brief stay in the course of a journey
    - stopover, layover 
  4. The state of inactivity following an interruption
    "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
    - arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage 
  5. A spot where something halts or pauses
    "his next stop is Atlanta" 
  6. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
    - stop consonant, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive 
  7. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    - period, point, full stop, full point 
  8. (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" 
  9. A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    - diaphragm 
  10. A restraint that checks the motion of something
    "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
    - catch 
  11. An obstruction in a pipe or tube
    - blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stoppage

Derived forms: stopped, stops, stopping

See also: stopper

Type of: act, block, break, break up, catch, close up, conclusion, constraint, cut off, deed, defend, disrupt, end, ending, finish, forbid, foreclose, forestall, grab, human action, human activity, impede, impediment, impedimenta, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, interrupt, jam, knob, mechanical device, obstruct, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, obstruent, obturate, occlude, place, preclude, prevent, punctuation, punctuation mark, restraint, spot, stay, take hold of, terminate, topographic point

Antonym: start

Part of: camera, organ, photographic camera, pipe organ

Encyclopedia: Stop, Look, Ed Stop, Look and Be Safe Stop, Look and Laugh Stop Stop, Drop and Roll Stop, Hey What's That Sound Stop, Look and Listen Stop, drop and roll Stop, drop, and roll Stop, or my Dog Will Shoot Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot! Stop, Pop, & Roll Stop, Or My Dog Will Shoot! Stop, Pop, and Roll Stop, Pop, & Roll Records


The molding or trim on the inside face of a door or window frame against which the door or window closes; a bead, 2.


The projecting boss or other ornament against which the termination of a molding abuts.


A button, or the like, which serves to lock a latch bolt in the position in which it is set.

stop-and-waste cock

AmE / verb, noun

verb [+ obj] (-pp-)


to prevent money from being paid:

We paid for the goods but stopped the cheque (= told the bank not to pay it) when they didn't arrive.

The money will be stopped from your wages.


if you stop an account, you do not supply goods or services to a particular customer, usually because they have not paid for the goods and services they have received


stop by; stop by sth

to make a short visit somewhere:

Hundreds of people stop by the store for a browse at lunchtime.

stop off

to make a short visit to a place while going somewhere else:

I stopped off at the bank on my way home.

stop over

to stay somewhere for a short time during a long journey:

We stopped over in Paris on the way to Hong Kong.




1 [C]

an act of preventing money from being paid:

You can put a stop on the cheque if the goods don't arrive.

2 [U,C]

a situation when a business will no longer supply a customer with goods or services, usually because they have not paid for goods or services they have received:

We have put your account on stop.

[Control systems]
A bound or final position of a robot's movement.
  • stop at:    stop at nothing to ...
  • stop by:    stop by • stop by ...
  • stop in:    1. stop in infor ...


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  1. the wheels of government never stop turning.
  2. i request them to stop making such a noise ..
  3. the bus stops right in front of our house.
  4. my home is only a bus stop from the college.
  5. doctors were summoned to stop the contagion.

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