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.
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
Cease, n. Extinction. [Obs.]
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]