stop·ping /ˈstɑpɪŋ/ 名詞
Stop v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stopped p. pr. & vb. n. Stopping.]
1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
3. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.
4. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.
Whose disposition all the world well knows
Will not be rubbed nor stopped. --Shak.
5. Mus. To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.
6. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. [R.]
If his sentences were properly stopped. --Landor.
7. Naut. To make fast; to stopper.
Syn: -- To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt.
To stop off Founding, to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting.
To stop the mouth. See under Mouth.
1. Material for filling a cavity.
2. Mining A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.
3. Far. A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.
n 1: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the
bottom of the hill" [syn: halt]
2: the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some
remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a
flood" [syn: stoppage]
3: a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a
stopover to visit their friends" [syn: stopover, layover]
4: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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" [syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay,
5: a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is
6: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some
point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are
too aspirated" [syn: stop consonant, occlusive, plosive
consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive] [ant: continuant
7: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative
sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;
"in England they call a period a stop" [syn: 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
diaphragm automatically" [syn: diaphragm]
10: a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a
book as a stop to hold the door open" [syn: catch]
11: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber
to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" [syn: blockage,
block, closure, occlusion, stoppage]
v 1: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped
in front of a store window" [syn: halt] [ant: start]
2: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your
little brother" [syn: discontinue, cease, give up, quit,
lay off] [ant: continue]
3: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election";
"Halt the process" [syn: halt, block, kibosh]
4: interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they
stopped for three days in Florence" [syn: stop over]
5: cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief" [ant: start]
6: prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the
negociations" [syn: break, break off, discontinue]
7: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion
or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the
growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel
movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" [syn: check,
turn back, arrest, contain, hold back]
8: seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to
intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's
airspace" [syn: intercept]
9: 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,
finish, terminate, cease] [ant: begin]
10: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade
the streets"; "stop the busy road" [syn: barricade, block,
blockade, block off, block up, bar]
11: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or
developments; "Hold on a moment!" [syn: hold on]
[also: stopping, stopped]
n 1: fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used
to join steel members [syn: fillet]
2: the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on
the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch;
"the violinist's stopping was excellent"