Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Complete cessation of activity or progress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A halt; a pause; a stop, especially in consequence of obstruction, exhaustion, or perplexity.
  • Deficient in progress or advancement; unprogressive: as, a standstill policy.
  • noun The state of standing still; a state of immobility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state of rest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun complete immobility; halt

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

  • verb remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile
  • noun a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • noun an interruption of normal activity

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Examples

  • And it would go up if the economy is brought to a standstill from the loss of undocumented labor.

    Think Progress » Anti-Immigrant Group Endorses Massachusetts Senate Candidate Scott Brown

  • And it would go up if the economy is brought to a standstill from the loss of undocumented labor.

    Think Progress » Anti-Immigrant Group Endorses Massachusetts Senate Candidate Scott Brown

  • 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.

    Blue Coat to Go Private in $1.3 Billion Deal

  • 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.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • 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.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • 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.

    Fore, right!

  • 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.

    Rocky Mount Telegram - Business

  • Thanksgiving holiday with the announcement that Dubai World would seek a six-month "standstill" - effectively a delay - on repaying some of its debt.

    CANOE Money

  • 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.

    Battle Royal in Health-Care World

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Dec 17, 2005

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