from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring or come to an end; stop.
- n. Cessation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The cessation of something or someone.
- v. To come to an end; to desist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cessation; stop; end.
- transitive v. To cause to cease; to end.
- intransitive v. To cease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cease; stop; be at an end; leave off; refrain finally.
- To stop; put an end to; cause to cease.
- n. Cessation; stop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stopping
Middle English surcesen, variant (influenced by cesen, to cease) of sursesen, from Anglo-Norman surseser, from Old French surseoir, sursis-, to refrain, from Latin supersedēre; see supersede.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)