American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Complete cessation of activity or progress: Work came to a standstill.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A halt; a pause; a stop, especially in consequence of obstruction, exhaustion, or perplexity.
- Deficient in progress or advancement; unprogressive: as, a standstill policy.
- n. The state of standing still; a state of immobility.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state of rest.
- v. remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile
- n. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
- n. an interruption of normal activity
“Investors have speculated about a potential deal since September when the company signed a short-term standstill agreement with Elliott Associates LP, which forfeited its right to further build its stake in order to enter nonpublic talks with the company.”
“And it would go up if the economy is brought to a standstill from the loss of undocumented labor.”
“An announcement by Dubai's government on the eve of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday said Dubai World would seek a six-month "standstill" - effectively a delay - on repaying some of its $60 billion in debts.”
“Thanksgiving holiday with the announcement that Dubai World would seek a six-month "standstill" - effectively a delay - on repaying some of its debt.”
“Thanksgiving holiday with the announcement that Dubai World would seek a "standstill" - effectively a delay - on repaying some of its debts until at least May.”
“They both signed a so-called "standstill agreement," which prohibited them from making or publicly announcing bids for 18 months after the auction ended, according to court documents.”
“There is a brokered standstill -- in other words, they're just holding off until the end of the '06 season -- to figure out whether the Saints have their old contract back.”
“The financial system has virtually come to a standstill, which is likely to erode the regime's base of support going forward, especially if public and private sector salaries are not serviced later this month.”
“On Saturday, June 12, the pilots went on strike, forcing the company to cancel all flights and call a standstill to its operations.”
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