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

 pause /ˈpɔz/

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pause, v. t. To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pause n.
 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
    I stand in pause where I shall first begin.   --Shak.
 3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts.
 4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
 5. A break or paragraph in writing.
    He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men educated in schools observe.   --Locke.
 6. Mus. A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
 Syn: -- Stop; cessation; suspension.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pause, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paused p. pr. & vb. n. Pausing.]
 1. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest. “Tarry, pause a day or two.”
    Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.   --Milton.
 2. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
 3. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.   [R.]
    Why doth the Jew pause?  Take thy forfeiture.   --Shak.
 4. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect. [R.] “Take time to pause.”
 To pause upon, to deliberate concerning.
 Syn: -- To intermit; stop; stay; wait; delay; tarry; hesitate; demur.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
           of something [syn: intermission, break, interruption,
      2: temporary inactivity
      v 1: interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The
           speaker paused" [syn: hesitate]
      2: cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station
         identification"; "let's break for lunch" [syn: intermit,