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  3  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]: 
  Stopping  \Stop"ping\,  n. 
  1.  Material  for  filling  a  cavity. 
  2.  (Mining)  A  partition  or  door  to  direct  or  prevent  a 
  current  of  air. 
  3.  (Far.)  A  pad  or  poultice  of  dung  or  other  material  applied 
  to  a  horse's  hoof  to  keep  it  moist.  --Youatt. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  narrow  strip  of  welded  metal  used  to  join  steel  members 
  [syn:  {fillet}] 

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