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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cease /ˈsis/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cease v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ceased p. pr. & vb. n. Ceasing.]
 1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased. “To cease from strife.”
 2. To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
    The poor shall never cease out of the land.   --Deut. xv. 11.
 Syn: -- To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cease, v. t. To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
 But he, her fears to cease
 Sent down the meek-eyed peace.   --Milton.
    Cease, then, this impious rage.   --Milton

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cease, n. Extinction. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
      v 1: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your
           little brother" [syn: discontinue, stop, give up,
           quit, lay off] [ant: continue]
      2: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense;
         either spatial or metaphorical; "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" [syn: end,
         stop, finish, terminate] [ant: begin]