Definition of Stop


  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
  • a restraint that checks the motion of something
    "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
  • a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
  • (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"
  • 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"
    - full stop - full point
  • a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
    - stop consonant - plosive consonant - plosive speech sound
  • a spot where something halts or pauses
    "his next stop is Atlanta"
  • 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"
  • a brief stay in the course of a journey
    "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
  • the act of stopping something
    "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"
    "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
  • the event of something ending
    "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"


  • stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    "Hold on a moment!"
    - hold on
  • render unsuitable for passage
    "block the way"
    "barricade the streets"
    "stop the busy road"
    - block off - block up
  • 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"
  • seize on its way
    "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
  • 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"
    - turn back - hold back
  • prevent completion
    "stop the project"
    "break off the negotiations"
    - break off
  • cause to stop
    "stop a car"
    "stop the thief"
  • interrupt a trip
    "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"
    "they stopped for three days in Florence"
    - stop over
  • stop from happening or developing
    "Block his election"
    "Halt the process"
  • put an end to a state or an activity
    "Quit teasing your little brother"
    - give up - lay off
  • come to a halt, stop moving
    "the car stopped"
    "She stopped in front of a store window"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble stop

20 unscramble word found using the letters stop.

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