Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who or that which stops, in any sense.
  • noun In etching. See to stop out , under stop, transitive verb
  • noun 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.
  • noun Something that stops.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

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

  • 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

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

    February 14, 2008