1. The event of something ending (synset 107380449)
    "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
  2. The act of stopping something (synset 101077970)
    "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
  3. A brief stay in the course of a journey (synset 101058335)
    "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
  4. The state of inactivity following an interruption (synset 114034398)
    "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
  5. A spot where something halts or pauses (synset 108674524)
    "his next stop is Atlanta"
  6. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it (synset 107130622)
    "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
  7. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations (synset 106856570)
    "in England they call a period a stop"
  8. (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes (synset 104334462)
    "the organist pulled out all the stops"
  9. A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens (synset 103193767)
    "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
  10. A restraint that checks the motion of something (synset 102986245)
    "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
  11. An obstruction in a pipe or tube (synset 102856708)
    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
  1. Come to a halt, stop moving (synset 201864781)
    "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
  2. Put an end to a state or an activity (synset 202686624)
    "Quit teasing your little brother"
  3. Stop from happening or developing (synset 202565578)
    "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
  4. Interrupt a trip (synset 201866904)
    "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
  5. Cause to stop (synset 201863207)
    "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
  6. Prevent completion (synset 200363001)
    "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
  7. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy;
    Check the expansion or influence of (synset 201133899)
    "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  8. Seize on its way (synset 201442997)
    "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
  9. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense;
    Either spatial or metaphorical (synset 202615799)
    "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
  10. Render unsuitable for passage (synset 201480632)
    "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  11. Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments (synset 200363263)
    "Hold on a moment!"

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