from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Caused to stop for a while; interrupted or delayed.
  • adj. Hung from above.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of suspend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hung from something: as, a suspended ornament.
  • Interrupted; delayed; undecided.
  • In botany, hanging directly downward; hanging from the apex of a cell, as many seeds.
  • In entomology, attached in a pendent position by the posterior end, as the chrysalids of many butterflies. Also adherent. See Suspensi, 2.

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

  • adj. (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Bambiso was then charged with attempted murder and was sentenced by the Somerset East regional Court in March 1987 to three years in prison, the term suspended - and five lashes.

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  • Justice Tennent sentenced him to 24 months' jail, with the balance of the term suspended. | Top Stories

  • Pannam was jailed for one month, the term suspended for a year, and his licence was suspended for three months, a period that VicRoads would decide whether to add to his present suspension period.


  • The man later said he was racing to the side of his sick wife - an explanation that received short shrift in court, where he was sentenced to three years in jail, with half of the term suspended for five years.

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  • Father Pavone and his supporters have said that the media has "changed the story" and that he is not suspended, but what Priests for Life does not seem to understand is that his bishop's letter does use the word "suspended" and people in the media are not expected to be Canon Law experts.

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  • Such 'corporal' anti-Soviet propaganda had been a state crime until a week before his act, so he merely got some skin added to his head from his ass and five years added to his sentence, a term suspended on the event of the hundredth anniversary of Lenin's birth.

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  • At the time these decisions were being made, nobody had ever used the word 'suspended' and no one was operating under the context or concept of 'suspension.'

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  • Gerson, in a brief interview Friday, said the word "suspended" was "a very reasonable characterization of what happened."

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  • Previously we checked in on bloggers offering their analysis of the possibility Fiji would be suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum.

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  • Almost three years after Bainimarama's coup, Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth.

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