American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A period indicating the end of a sentence.
- n. A complete halt, as one made by a motor vehicle.
- n. UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa The punctuation mark “.” (indicating the end of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).
- interj. colloquial Used to emphasize the end of an important statement or point when speaking.
- n. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
“In his capacity as evaluator pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Faught was instructing a pilot proficiency exercise and after having supervised four uneventful touch-and-go landings, was making the final approach for a full stop landing.”
“Kohokumu fetched a full stop and held my eyes with his own shrewd ones.”
“The ride was shorter than she expected, and she jumped off before the bus came to a full stop on Gizri Lane, just across from the market where she used to meander through the mishmash of stalls with Saira and Maleeha after school.”
“As the procession came to a full stop outside George’s room, Uncle William’s door opened, and a pink and military figure in a dragon-infested dressing-gown appeared upon the threshold.”
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