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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, surcease [archaic]
     
  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

Type of: act, block, break, break up, card game, cards, catch, close up, conclusion, constraint, cut off, deed, defend, disrupt, end, ending, finish, forbid, foreclose, forestall, grab, human action, human activity, impede, impediment, impedimenta, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, interrupt, jam, knob, mechanical device, obstruct, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, obstruent, obturate, occlude, place, preclude, prevent, punctuation, punctuation mark, restraint, spot, stay, take hold of, terminate, topographic point

Antonym: start

Part of: camera, organ, photographic camera, pipe organ

Encyclopedia: Stops

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