CEASE, v.i.

1. To stop moving, acting or speaking; to leave of; to give over; followed by from before a noun.

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife. Prov. 20.

2. To fail; to be wanting.

The poor shall never cease out of the land. Deut. 15.

3. To stop; to be at an end; as, the wonder ceases; the storm has ceased.

4. To be forgotten.

I would make the remembrance of them to cease. Deut. 32.

5. To abstain; as, cease from anger. Ps. 37.

To cease from labor, is to rest; to cease from strife, is to be quiet; but in such phrases, the sense of cease is not varied.

CEASE, v.t. To put a stop to; to put an end to. Cease this impious rage. [But in this use the phrase is generally elliptical,]

CEASE, n. Extinction.