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STOP, v.t. [G., to stop, to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend. See Stifle. L., tow; to stuff, to crowd; to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, [that is, to stop, or a stop.] The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram; probably the latter.]

1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop a vent; to stop the ears; to stop wells of water. 2 Kings 3.

2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road or passage.

3. To hinder; to impede; to arrest progress; as, to stop a passenger in the road; to stop the course of a stream.

4. To restrain; to hinder; to suspend; as to stop the execution of a decree.

5. To repress; to suppress; to restrain; as, to stop the progress of vice.

6. To hinder; to check; as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.

7. To hinder from action or practice.

Whose disposition, all the world well knows, will not be rubbd nor stoppd.

8. To put an end to any motion or action; to intercept; as, to stop the breath; to stop proceedings.

9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings; as, to stop a string.

10. In seamanship, to make fast.

11. To point; as a written composition. [Not in use.]

STOP, v.i.

1. To cease to go forward.

Some strange commotion is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts; stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground---

2. To cease from any motion or course of action. When you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop.

The best time to stop is at the beginning.

STOP, n.

1. Cessation of progressive motion; as, to make a stop.

2. Hindrance of progress; obstruction; act of stopping.

Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy--

3. Repression; hindrance of operation or action.

It is a great step towards the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them.

4. Interruption.

These stops of thine fright me the more.

5. Prohibition of sale; as the stop of wine and salt.

6. That which obstructs; obstacle; impediment.

A fatal stop travesd their headlong course.

So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.

7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated; as the stops of a flute or an organ.

8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers.

In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets.

9. The act of applying the stops in music.

Th organ-sound a time survives the stop.

10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, are the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.



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STOP, v.t. [G., to stop, to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend. See Stifle. L., tow; to stuff, to crowd; to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, [that is, to stop, or a stop.] The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram; probably the latter.]

1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop a vent; to stop the ears; to stop wells of water. 2 Kings 3.

2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road or passage.

3. To hinder; to impede; to arrest progress; as, to stop a passenger in the road; to stop the course of a stream.

4. To restrain; to hinder; to suspend; as to stop the execution of a decree.

5. To repress; to suppress; to restrain; as, to stop the progress of vice.

6. To hinder; to check; as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.

7. To hinder from action or practice.

Whose disposition, all the world well knows, will not be rubbd nor stoppd.

8. To put an end to any motion or action; to intercept; as, to stop the breath; to stop proceedings.

9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings; as, to stop a string.

10. In seamanship, to make fast.

11. To point; as a written composition. [Not in use.]

STOP, v.i.

1. To cease to go forward.

Some strange commotion is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts; stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground---

2. To cease from any motion or course of action. When you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop.

The best time to stop is at the beginning.

STOP, n.

1. Cessation of progressive motion; as, to make a stop.

2. Hindrance of progress; obstruction; act of stopping.

Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy--

3. Repression; hindrance of operation or action.

It is a great step towards the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them.

4. Interruption.

These stops of thine fright me the more.

5. Prohibition of sale; as the stop of wine and salt.

6. That which obstructs; obstacle; impediment.

A fatal stop travesd their headlong course.

So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.

7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated; as the stops of a flute or an organ.

8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers.

In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets.

9. The act of applying the stops in music.

Th organ-sound a time survives the stop.

10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, are the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.

STOP, v.i.

  1. To cease to go forward. Some strange commotion / Is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts; / Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground. – Shak.
  2. To cease from any motion or course of action. Whet you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop. The best time to stop is at the beginning. – Lesley.

STOP, v.t. [D. stoppen; G. stopfen, to stop, to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend; Dan. stopper, to stop, to puzzle, to darn, to cram, to stuff; Sw. stoppa, to stop, to stuff; stoppare, to stop with tow; stoppa, tow, L. stupa; Sp. estopa, low; estofa, quilted stuff; estofar, to quilt, to stew meat with wine, spice or vinegar; Port. estofa, stuff; estofar, to quilt, to stuff; Fr. etoupe, tow; etouper, to stop with tow; etouffer, to choke, to stifle, (see Stifle;) L. stupa, tow; stipo, to stuff, to crowd, and stupeo, to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, (that is, to stop, or a stop;) Ir. stopam, to stop, to shut. The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram; probably the latter.]

  1. To close; as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop a vent; to stop the ears; to stop wells of water. – 2 Kings iii.
  2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road or passage.
  3. To hinder; to impede; to arrest progress; as, to stop a passenger in the road; to stop the course of a stream.
  4. To restrain; to hinder; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree.
  5. To repress; to suppress; to restrain; as, to stop the progress of vice.
  6. To hinder; to check; as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.
  7. To hinder from action or practice. Whose disposition all the world well knows, / Will not be rubb'd nor stopp'd. – Shak.
  8. To put an end to any motion or action; to intercept; as, to stop the breath; to stop proceedings.
  9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings; as, to stop a string. – Bacon.
  10. In seamanship, to make fast.
  11. To point; as a written composition. [Not in use.]

STOP, n.

  1. Cessation of progressive motion; as, to make a stop. – L'Estrange.
  2. Hinderance of progress; obstruction; act of stopping. Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy. – Newton.
  3. Repression; hinderance of operation or action. It is a great step toward the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them. – Locke.
  4. Interruption. These stops of thine fright me the more. – Shak.
  5. Prohibition of sale; as, the stop of wine and salt. – Temple.
  6. That which obstructs; obstacle; impediment. A fatal stop travers'd their headlong course. – Daniel. So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent. – Rogers.
  7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated; as, the stops of a flute or an organ.
  8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers. In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets. – Bacon.
  9. The act of applying the stops in music. Th' organ-sound a time survives the stop. – Daniel.
  10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, as is the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.

Stop
  1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.

    Shak.
  2. To cease to go on; to halt, or stand still; to come to a stop.

    He bites his lip, and starts;
    Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground;
    Then lays his finger on his temple: strait
    Springs out into fast gait; then stops again.
    Shak.

  3. The act of stopping, or the state of being stopped; hindrance of progress or of action; cessation; repression; interruption; check; obstruction.

    It is doubtful . . . whether it contributed anything to the stop of the infection. De Foe.

    Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy. Sir I. Newton.

    It is a great step toward the mastery of our desires to give this stop to them. Locke.

  4. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
  5. To cease from any motion, or course of action.

    Stop, while ye may, suspend your mad career! Cowper.

  6. That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; as obstacle; an impediment; an obstruction.

    A fatal stop traversed their headlong course. Daniel.

    So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent. Rogers.

  7. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.
  8. To spend a short time; to reside temporarily; to stay; to tarry; as, to stop with a friend.

    [Colloq.]

    By stopping at home till the money was gone. R. D. Blackmore.

    To stop over, to stop at a station beyond the time of the departure of the train on which one came, with the purpose of continuing one's journey on a subsequent train; to break one's journey. [Railroad Cant, U.S.]

  9. A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.
  10. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.

    Whose disposition all the world well knows
    Will not be rubbed nor stopped.
    Shak.

  11. The closing of an aperture in the air passage, or pressure of the finger upon the string, of an instrument of music, so as to modify the tone; hence, any contrivance by which the sounds of a musical instrument are regulated.

    The organ sound a time survives the stop. Daniel.

    (b)

  12. To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.
  13. A member, plain or molded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts. This takes the place, or answers the purpose, of a rebate. Also, a pin or block to prevent a drawer from sliding too far.
  14. To point, as a composition; to punctuate.

    [R.]

    If his sentences were properly stopped. Landor.

  15. A point or mark in writing or printing intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence, or clauses; a mark of punctuation. See Punctuation.
  16. To make fast; to stopper.

    Syn. -- To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt.

    To stop off (Founding), to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting. -- To stop the mouth. See under Mouth.

  17. The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
  18. The depression in the face of a dog between the skull and the nasal bones. It is conspicuous in the bulldog, pug, and some other breeds.
  19. Some part of the articulating organs, as the lips, or the tongue and palate, closed (a) so as to cut off the passage of breath or voice through the mouth and the nose (distinguished as a lip-stop, or a front-stop, etc., as in p, t, d, etc.), or (b) so as to obstruct, but not entirely cut off, the passage, as in l, n, etc.; also, any of the consonants so formed.

    H. Sweet.

    Stop bead (Arch.), the molding screwed to the inner side of a window frame, on the face of the pulley stile, completing the groove in which the inner sash is to slide. -- Stop motion (Mach.), an automatic device for arresting the motion of a machine, as when a certain operation is completed, or when an imperfection occurs in its performance or product, or in the material which is supplied to it, etc. -- Stop plank, one of a set of planks employed to form a sort of dam in some hydraulic works. -- Stop valve, a valve that can be closed or opened at will, as by hand, for preventing or regulating flow, as of a liquid in a pipe; -- in distinction from a valve which is operated by the action of the fluid it restrains. -- Stop watch, a watch the hands of which can be stopped in order to tell exactly the time that has passed, as in timing a race. See Independent seconds watch, under Independent, a.

    Syn. -- Cessation; check; obstruction; obstacle; hindrance; impediment; interruption.

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STOP, verb transitive [G., to stop to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend. See Stifle. Latin , tow; to stuff, to crowd; to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, [that is, to stop or a stop ] The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram; probably the latter.]

1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop a vent; to stop the ears; to stop wells of water. 2 Kings 3:19.

2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road or passage.

3. To hinder; to impede; to arrest progress; as, to stop a passenger in the road; to stop the course of a stream.

4. To restrain; to hinder; to suspend; as to stop the execution of a decree.

5. To repress; to suppress; to restrain; as, to stop the progress of vice.

6. To hinder; to check; as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.

7. To hinder from action or practice.

Whose disposition, all the world well knows, will not be rubbd nor stoppd.

8. To put an end to any motion or action; to intercept; as, to stop the breath; to stop proceedings.

9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings; as, to stop a string.

10. In seamanship, to make fast.

11. To point; as a written composition. [Not in use.]

STOP, verb intransitive

1. To cease to go forward.

Some strange commotion is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts; stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground---

2. To cease from any motion or course of action. When you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop

The best time to stop is at the beginning.

STOP, noun

1. Cessation of progressive motion; as, to make a stop

2. Hindrance of progress; obstruction; act of stopping.

Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy--

3. Repression; hindrance of operation or action.

It is a great step towards the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them.

4. Interruption.

These stops of thine fright me the more.

5. Prohibition of sale; as the stop of wine and salt.

6. That which obstructs; obstacle; impediment.

A fatal stop travesd their headlong course.

So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.

7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated; as the stops of a flute or an organ.

8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers.

In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets.

9. The act of applying the stops in music.

Th organ-sound a time survives the stop

10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, are the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.

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