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

  • noun The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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