Definition of STOP

noun : STOP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 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; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically" ;

  • 10. (

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

verb : STOP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;