Stop Stop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stopping}.] [OE. stoppen, AS. stoppian (in comp.); akin to LG. & D. stoppen, G. stopfen, Icel. stoppa, Sw. stoppa, Dan. stoppe; all probably fr. LL. stopare, stupare, fr. L. stuppa the coarse part of flax, tow, oakum. Cf. {Estop}, {Stuff}, {Stupe} a fomentation.] 1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage. [1913 Webster]

3. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood. [1913 Webster]

4. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity. [1913 Webster]

Whose disposition all the world well knows Will not be rubbed nor stopped. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mus.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part. [1913 Webster]

6. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

If his sentences were properly stopped. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

7. (Naut.) To make fast; to stopper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt. [1913 Webster]

{To stop off} (Founding), to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting.

{To stop the mouth}. See under {Mouth}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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