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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pause  \Pause\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Paused};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pausing}.]  [Cf.  F.  pauser,  L.  pausare  See  {Pause},  n., 
  1.  To  make  a  short  stop;  to  cease  for  a  time;  to  intermit 
  speaking  or  acting;  to  stop;  to  wait;  to  rest.  ``Tarry, 
  pause  a  day  or  two.''  --Shak. 
  Pausing  while  thus  to  herself  she  mused.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  be  intermitted;  to  cease;  as  the  music  pauses. 
  3.  To  hesitate;  to  hold  back  to  delay.  [R.] 
  Why  doth  the  Jew  pause?  Take  thy  forfeiture.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pause  \Pause\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  pausa.  See  {Pose}.] 
  1.  A  temporary  stop  or  rest;  an  intermission  of  action 
  interruption;  suspension;  cessation. 
  2.  Temporary  inaction  or  waiting;  hesitation;  suspence; 
  I  stand  in  pause  where  I  shall  first  begin.  --Shak. 
  3.  In  speaking  or  reading  aloud,  a  brief  arrest  or  suspension 
  of  voice,  to  indicate  the  limits  and  relations  of 
  sentences  and  their  parts 
  4.  In  writing  and  printing,  a  mark  indicating  the  place  and 
  nature  of  an  arrest  of  voice  in  reading;  a  punctuation 
  point;  as  teach  the  pupil  to  mind  the  pauses. 
  5.  A  break  or  paragraph  in  writing. 
  He  writes  with  warmth,  which  usually  neglects 
  method,  and  those  partitions  and  pauses  which  men 
  educated  in  schools  observe.  --Locke. 
  6.  (Mus.)  A  hold  See  4th  {Hold},  7. 
  Syn:  Stop;  cessation;  suspension. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pause  \Pause\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  stop  or  rest;  --  used  reflexively.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Hold  \Hold\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  holding,  as  in  or  with  the  hands  or  arms;  the 
  manner  of  holding,  whether  firm  or  loose;  seizure;  grasp; 
  clasp;  gripe;  possession;  --  often  used  with  the  verbs 
  take  and  lay. 
  Ne  have  I  not  twelve  pence  within  mine  hold 
  Thou  should'st  lay  hold  upon  him  --B.  Jonson 
  My  soul  took  hold  on  thee.  --Addison. 
  Take  fast  hold  of  instruction.  --Pror.  iv 
  2.  The  authority  or  ground  to  take  or  keep  claim. 
  The  law  hath  yet  another  hold  on  you  --Shak. 
  3.  Binding  power  and  influence. 
  Fear  .  .  .  by  which  God  and  his  laws  take  the  surest 
  hold  of  --Tillotson. 
  4.  Something  that  may  be  grasped;  means  of  support. 
  If  a  man  be  upon  an  high  place  without  rails  or  good 
  hold  he  is  ready  to  fall.  --Bacon. 
  5.  A  place  of  confinement;  a  prison;  confinement;  custody; 
  They  .  .  .  put  them  in  hold  unto  the  next  day 
  --Acts.  iv  3. 
  King  Richard,  he  is  in  the  mighty  hold  Of 
  Bolingbroke.  --Shak. 
  6.  A  place  of  security;  a  fortified  place  a  fort;  a  castle; 
  --  often  called  a  {stronghold}.  --Chaucer. 
  New  comers  in  an  ancient  hold  --Tennyson. 
  7.  (Mus.)  A  character  [thus  ?]  placed  over  or  under  a  note  or 
  rest,  and  indicating  that  it  is  to  be  prolonged;  --  called 
  also  {pause},  and  {corona}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Corona  \Co*ro"na\  (k?-r?"n?),  n.;  pl  L.  {Coron[ae]}  (-n?),  E. 
  {Coronas}  (-n?z).  [L.  corona  crown.  See  {Crown}.] 
  1.  A  crown  or  garland  bestowed  among  the  Romans  as  a  reward 
  for  distinguished  services. 
  2.  (Arch.)  The  projecting  part  of  a  Classic  cornice,  the 
  under  side  of  which  is  cut  with  a  recess  or  channel  so  as 
  to  form  a  drip.  See  Illust.  of  {Column}. 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  upper  surface  of  some  part  as  of  a  tooth  or 
  the  skull;  a  crown. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  shelly  skeleton  of  a  sea  urchin. 
  5.  (Astrol.)  A  peculiar  luminous  appearance,  or  aureola, 
  which  surrounds  the  sun,  and  which  is  seen  only  when  the 
  sun  is  totally  eclipsed  by  the  moon. 
  6.  (Bot.) 
  a  An  inner  appendage  to  a  petal  or  a  corolla,  often 
  forming  a  special  cup,  as  in  the  daffodil  and  jonquil. 
  b  Any  crownlike  appendage  at  the  top  of  an  organ. 
  7.  (Meteorol.) 
  a  A  circle,  usually  colored,  seen  in  peculiar  states  of 
  the  atmosphere  around  and  close  to  a  luminous  body,  as 
  the  sun  or  moon. 
  b  A  peculiar  phase  of  the  {aurora  borealis},  formed  by 
  the  concentration  or  convergence  of  luminous  beams 
  around  the  point  in  the  heavens  indicated  by  the 
  direction  of  the  dipping  needle. 
  8.  A  crown  or  circlet  suspended  from  the  roof  or  vaulting  of 
  churches,  to  hold  tapers  lighted  on  solemn  occasions.  It 
  is  sometimes  formed  of  double  or  triple  circlets,  arranged 
  pyramidically.  Called  also  {corona  lucis}.  --Fairholt. 
  9.  (Mus.)  A  character  [[pause]]  called  the  {pause}  or  {hold}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  time  interval  during  which  there  is  a  temporary  cessation 
  of  something  [syn:  {intermission},  {break},  {interruption}, 
  2:  temporary  inactivity 
  v  1:  interrupt  temporarily  an  activity  before  continuing;  "The 
  speaker  paused"  [syn:  {hesitate}] 
  2:  cease  an  action  temporarily;  "We  pause  for  station 
  identification";  "let's  break  for  lunch"  [syn:  {intermit}, 

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