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Definition of Stops

Noun: stops  stóps

  1. A gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
    - Michigan, Chicago, Newmarket, boodle
Noun: stop  stóp
  1. The event of something ending
    "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill";
    - halt
     
  2. The act of stopping something
    "the third baseman made some remarkable stops";
    - stoppage
     
  3. A brief stay in the course of a journey
    "they made a stop to visit their friends";
    - stopover, layover
     
  4. The state of inactivity following an interruption
    "he spent the entire stop in his seat";
    - arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage
     
  5. A spot where something halts or pauses
    "his next stop is Atlanta"
     
  6. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    "his stop consonants are too aspirated";
    - stop consonant, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive
     
  7. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    - 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. A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    "the new cameras adjust the stop automatically";
    - diaphragm
     
  10. A restraint that checks the motion of something
    "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open";
    - catch
     
  11. An obstruction in a pipe or tube
    - blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stoppage
Verb: stop (stopped,stopping)  stóp
  1. Come to a halt, stop moving
    "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window";
    - halt
     
  2. Put an end to a state or an activity
    "stop teasing your little brother";
    - discontinue, cease, give up, quit, lay off
     
  3. Prevent from happening or developing
    "stop the process";
    - halt, block, kibosh
     
  4. Interrupt a trip
    "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"; "we stopped over at Aunt Mary's house";
    - stop over
     
  5. Cause to stop
    "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
     
  6. Prevent completion
    "stop the project";
    - break, break off, discontinue
     
  7. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    "stop the growth of communism in South East Asia";
    - check, turn back, arrest, contain, hold back
     
  8. Seize on its way
    "The fighter plane was ordered to stop an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace";
    - intercept
     
  9. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other";
    - end, finish, terminate, cease
     
  10. Render unsuitable for passage
    "stop the busy road";
    - barricade, block, blockade, block off, block up, bar
     
  11. Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    "stop a moment!";
    - hold on

See also:
stoppling
stopt

Anagrams containing the word stops

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