What is stop?

  • (verb): Seize on its way.
    Synonyms: intercept
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stop:

Stop - Other Uses
... Bus stop Door stop Full stop, a punctuation mark STOP, used to replace the symbol in telegraphs, as Morse code has no method to produce it ... Petzl Stop, a descender used in caving ... Trusted Operating Program, a computer operating system Stop, a font designed by Aldo Novarese Stop consonant, a concept in linguistics Stop error, a computer error ...
Double Stop
... In music, a double stop is the act of playing two notes simultaneously on a melodic percussion instrument (like a marimba) or stringed instrument (for example, a violin or a guitar) ... In performing a double stop, two separate strings are depressed ("stopped") by the fingers, and bowed or plucked simultaneously (without a string change) ... A triple stop is the same technique applied to three strings a quadruple stop applies to four strings ...
Bar-tailed Godwit - Migrations
... It was shown in 2007 to undertake the longest non-stop flight of any bird ... This was the longest known non-stop flight of any bird ... Bar-tailed Godwits also appear to have reached the Yellow Sea after non-stop flights from New Zealand." One specific female of the flock, nicknamed "E7", flew ...
Full Stop - Use in Telegrams
... The term STOP was used in telegrams in place of the full stop ... The end of a sentence would be marked by STOP, because punctuation cost extra ...
Italian Phonology - Phonotactics - Onset
... CC /s/ + any voiceless stop or /f/ ... spavento ('fright') /z/ + any voiced stop, /v/, /d͡ʒ/, /m/, /n/, /l/, or /r/ ... srotolare ('unroll') /f/, /v/, or any stop + /r/ ...

More definitions of "stop":

  • (verb): Cause to stop.
    Example: "Stop a car"; "stop the thief"
  • (verb): Come to a halt, stop moving.
    Synonyms: halt
  • (noun): (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes.
    Example: "The organist pulled out all the stops"
  • (noun): A spot where something halts or pauses.
    Example: "His next stop is Atlanta"
  • (verb): Interrupt a trip.
    Synonyms: stop over
  • (noun): A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens.
    Synonyms: diaphragm
  • (verb): Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
    Example: "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
    Synonyms: end, finish, terminate, cease
  • (noun): The act of stopping something.
    Synonyms: stoppage
  • (verb): Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments.
    Synonyms: hold on
  • (noun): A brief stay in the course of a journey.
    Synonyms: stopover, layover
  • (noun): A restraint that checks the motion of something.
    Example: "He used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
    Synonyms: catch
  • (noun): The event of something ending.
    Example: "It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
    Synonyms: halt
  • (noun): A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.
    Example: "In England they call a period a stop"
    Synonyms: period, point, full stop, full point

Famous quotes containing the word stop:

    Kidd Dabb: The boat doesn’t stop at Santa Maria this trip.
    Geoff Carter: Why not?
    Kidd: They have no bananas.
    Geoff: They have no bananas?
    Kidd: Yes, they have no bananas.
    Jules Furthman (1888–1960)

    The day people stop looking out for themselves first will be the end of the world.
    Chinese proverb.

    We laugh at him who steps out of his room at the very moment when the sun steps out, and says: “I will the sun to rise”; and at him who cannot stop the wheel, and says: “I will it to roll”; and at him who is taken down in a wrestling match, and says: “I lie here, but I will that I lie here!” And yet, all laughter aside, do we ever do anything other than one of these three things when we use the expression, “I will”?
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)