Stopped


Stopped
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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  • Stopped — Stopped, a. (Phonetics) Made by complete closure of the mouth organs; shut; said of certain consonants (p, b, t, d, etc.). H. Sweet. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stopped — stopped; un·stopped; …   English syllables

  • stopped — index arrested (checked), broken (interrupted) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stopped-up — index blind (impassable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stopped — adjective (of a nose) blocked a stopped (or stopped up) nose • Syn: ↑stopped up, ↑stopped up • Similar to: ↑obstructed …   Useful english dictionary

  • stopped up — adjective (of a nose) blocked a stopped (or stopped up) nose • Syn: ↑stopped, ↑stopped up • Similar to: ↑obstructed …   Useful english dictionary

  • stopped-up — adjective 1. having narrow opening filled • Syn: ↑chinked • Similar to: ↑caulked 2. (of a nose) blocked a stopped (or stopped up) nose • Syn: ↑stopped, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stopped — adjective a) Not moving, but not properly parked or berthed; We were stopped for more than three hours! b) In the state resulting from having stopped. They passed a stopped car on the side of the road, but realized there was nothing they could do …   Wiktionary

  • stopped — Guaranteed a specific price on the customer s working order while the dealer tries to obtain a better one. Stopped against one s self involves a customer order and a firm s own account, not two customers. One can cancel an order even after being… …   Financial and business terms

  • stopped — Synonyms and related words: accented, alveolar, apical, apico alveolar, apico dental, arrested, articulated, assimilated, back, backward, barytone, behindhand, belated, bilabial, blocked, bound, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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