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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stop  \Stop\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stopped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stopping}.]  [OE.  stoppen,  AS  stoppian  (in  comp.);  akin  to 
  LG  &  D.  stoppen,  G.  stopfen,  Icel.  stoppa,  Sw  stoppa,  Dan. 
  stoppe;  all  probably  fr  LL  stopare  stupare  fr  L.  stuppa 
  the  coarse  part  of  flax,  tow,  oakum.  Cf  {Estop},  {Stuff}, 
  {Stupe}  a  fomentation.] 
  1.  To  close  as  an  aperture,  by  filling  or  by  obstructing; 
  as  to  stop  the  ears;  hence  to  stanch,  as  a  wound. 
  2.  To  obstruct;  to  render  impassable;  as  to  stop  a  way 
  road,  or  passage. 
  3.  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. 
  4.  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. 
  5.  (Mus.)  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 
  6.  To  point,  as  a  composition;  to  punctuate.  [R.] 
  If  his  sentences  were  properly  stopped.  --Landor. 
  7.  (Naut.)  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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stop  \Stop\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  cease  to  go  on  to  halt,  or  stand  still  to  come  to  a 
  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. 
  2.  To  cease  from  any  motion,  or  course  of  action 
  Stop,  while  ye  may  suspend  your  mad  career! 
  3.  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. 
  {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.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stop  \Stop\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
  It  is  a  great  step  toward  the  mastery  of  our  desires 
  to  give  this  stop  to  them  --Locke. 
  2.  That  which  stops,  impedes,  or  obstructs;  as  obstacle;  an 
  impediment;  an  obstruction. 
  A  fatal  stop  traversed  their  headlong  course. 
  So  melancholy  a  prospect  should  inspire  us  with  zeal 
  to  oppose  some  stop  to  the  rising  torrent.  --Rogers. 
  3.  (Mach.)  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. 
  4.  (Mus.) 
  a  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. 
  b  In  the  organ,  one  of  the  knobs  or  handles  at  each  side 
  of  the  organist,  by  which  he  can  draw  on  or  shut  off 
  any  register  or  row  of  pipes;  the  register  itself  as 
  the  vox  humana  stop. 
  5.  (Arch.)  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 
  6.  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}. 
  7.  (Opt.)  The  diaphragm  used  in  optical  instruments  to  cut 
  off  the  marginal  portions  of  a  beam  of  light  passing 
  through  lenses. 
  8.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
  9.  (Phonetics)  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.), 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  event  of  something  ending;  "it  came  to  a  stop  at  the 
  bottom  of  the  hill"  [syn:  {halt}] 
  2:  the  act  of  stopping  something  "the  third  baseman  made  some 
  remarkable  stops"  [syn:  {stoppage}] 
  3:  a  brief  stay  in  the  course  of  a  journey;  "they  made  a 
  stopover  to  visit  their  friends"  [syn:  {stopover},  {layover}] 
  4:  the  state  of  inactivity  following  an  interruption;  "the 
  negotiations  were  in  arrest";  "held  them  in  check"; 
  "during  the  halt  he  got  some  lunch";  "he  spent  the  entire 
  stay  in  his  room"  [syn:  {arrest},  {check},  {halt},  {hitch}, 
  {stay},  {stoppage}] 
  5:  a  spot  where  something  halts  or  pauses;  "his  next  stop  is 
  6:  a  consonant  produced  by  stopping  air  at  some  point  and 
  suddenly  releasing  it  "his  stop  consonants  are  too 
  aspirated"  [syn:  {stop  consonant},  {occlusive},  {plosive 
  consonant},  {plosive  speech  sound},  {plosive}]  [ant:  {continuant 
  7:  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"  [syn:  {period},  {point}, 
  {full  stop},  {full  point}] 
  8:  (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" 
  9:  controls  size  of  aperture  of  the  lens;  "the  new  cameras 
  adjust  the  diaphragm  automatically"  [syn:  {diaphragm}] 
  10:  a  restraint  that  checks  the  motion  of  something  "he  used  a 
  book  as  a  stop  to  hold  the  door  open"  [syn:  {catch}] 
  11:  an  obstruction  in  a  pipe  or  tube;  "we  had  to  call  a  plumber 
  to  clear  out  the  blockage  in  the  drainpipe"  [syn:  {blockage}, 
  {block},  {closure},  {occlusion},  {stoppage}] 
  v  1:  come  to  a  halt,  stop  moving  "the  car  stopped";  "She  stopped 
  in  front  of  a  store  window"  [syn:  {halt}]  [ant:  {start}] 
  2:  put  an  end  to  a  state  or  an  activity;  "Quit  teasing  your 
  little  brother"  [syn:  {discontinue},  {cease},  {give  up},  {quit}, 
  {lay  off}]  [ant:  {continue}] 
  3:  stop  from  happening  or  developing;  "Block  his  election"; 
  "Halt  the  process"  [syn:  {halt},  {block},  {kibosh}] 
  4:  interrupt  a  trip;  "we  stopped  at  Aunt  Mary's  house";  "they 
  stopped  for  three  days  in  Florence"  [syn:  {stop  over}] 
  5:  cause  to  stop;  "stop  a  car";  "stop  the  thief"  [ant:  {start}] 
  6:  prevent  completion;  "stop  the  project";  "break  the  silence" 
  [syn:  {break},  {break  off},  {discontinue}] 
  7:  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  SE  Asia";  "Contain  the  rebel 
  movement"  [syn:  {check},  {turn  back},  {arrest},  {contain}, 
  {hold  back}] 
  8:  seize  on  its  way  such  as  a  letter;  "intercept  a  messenger" 
  [syn:  {intercept}] 
  9:  have  end  in  a  certain  location;  either  spatial  or 
  metaphorical;  "the  bronchioles  terminate  in  a  capillary 
  bed";  "Your  rights  stop  where  you  infringe  upon  the  rights 
  of  other"  [syn:  {terminate}] 
  10:  stop  and  wait,  as  if  awaiting  further  instructions  or 
  developments;  "Hold  on  a  moment!";  "We  broke  at  noon" 
  [syn:  {break},  {hold  on}] 

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