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Verb: cease  sees
  1. Put an end to a state or an activity
    "cease teasing your little brother";
    - discontinue, stop, give up, quit, lay off, surcease [archaic]
     
  2. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    "My property ceases by the bushes";
    - end, stop, finish, terminate
Noun: cease  sees
  1. ('cease' is a noun only in the phrase 'without cease') end

Derived forms: ceasing, ceases, ceased

Type of: end, ending

Encyclopedia: Cease