from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt: called for a work stoppage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pause or halt of some activity.
  • n. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of stopping, in any sense, or the state of being stopped; especially, a stopping of motion or procedure.
  • n. A deduction made from pay or allowances to repay advances, etc.

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

  • n. an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  • n. the state of inactivity following an interruption
  • n. the act of stopping something


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.