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  • v. Present participle of stop.
  • n. Material for filling a cavity.
  • n. A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.
  • n. A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Material for filling a cavity.
  • n. A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.
  • n. A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who or that which stops, in any sense.
  • n. In etching. See to stop out , under stop, transitive verb
  • n. The act or process of altering the pitch of the tones of a musical instrument in any of the ways described under stop, transitive verb, 10.
  • n. Something that stops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
  • n. the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch

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  • Double stopping - playing two notes on a violin (or the like) on two adjacent strings.

    February 14, 2008

  • Hey, thanks for stopping; and here's your bonus shopping premium: Reversed History: In some time past, everyone with the same name was the same person. (Come again.)

    --Jan Cox

    October 15, 2007