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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cease  \Cease\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  a  stop  to  to  bring  to  an  end 
 
  But  he  her  fears  to  cease  Sent  down  the  meek-eyed 
  peace.  --Milton. 
 
  Cease,  then,  this  impious  rage.  --Milton 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cease  \Cease\,  n. 
  Extinction.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cease  \Cease\  (s[=e]s),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ceased};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Ceasing}.]  [OE.  cessen,  cesen,  F.  cesser,  fr  L. 
  cessare  v.  intemsive  fr  cedere  to  withdraw.  See  {Cede},  and 
  cf  {Cessation}.] 
  1.  To  come  to  an  end  to  stop;  to  leave  off  or  give  over  to 
  desist;  as  the  noise  ceased.  ``To  cease  from  strife.'' 
  --Prov.  xx  3. 
 
  2.  To  be  wanting;  to  fail  to  pass  away 
 
  The  poor  shall  never  cease  out  of  the  land.  --Deut. 
  xv  11. 
 
  Syn:  To  intermit;  desist;  stop;  abstain;  quit  discontinue; 
  refrain;  leave  off  pause;  end 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cease 
  n  :  (`cease'  is  a  noun  only  in  the  phrase  `without  cease')  end 
  v  1:  put  an  end  to  a  state  or  an  activity;  "Quit  teasing  your 
  little  brother"  [syn:  {discontinue},  {stop},  {give  up}, 
  {quit},  {lay  off}]  [ant:  {continue}] 
  2:  have  an  end  in  a  temporal,  spatial,  or  quantitative  sense: 
  "My  property  ends  by  the  bushes";  "The  symphony  ends  in  a 
  pianissimo"  [syn:  {end},  {finish},  {terminate}]  [ant:  {begin}] 
  3:  bring  to  a  conclusion  or  cause  to  come  to  an  end  "We 
  terminated  our  relation  with  the  company";  "It  is  unclear 
  whether  the  bombing  of  Hiroshima  ended  the  war";  "Cease 
  doing  what  you  are  doing!"  [syn:  {end},  {terminate}]  [ant: 
  {begin}] 




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