Suspend

  • 1 suspend — sus·pend vt 1: to debar temporarily from a privilege, office, or function 2 a: to stop temporarily suspend trading b: to make temporarily ineffective suspend a license c: sta …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Suspend — Sus*pend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suspending}.] [F. suspendre, or OF. souspendre (where the prefix is L. subtus below, from sub under), L. suspendere, suspensum; pref. sus (see {Sub }) + pendere to hang. See {Pedant},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 suspend — sus‧pend [səˈspend] verb [transitive] 1. to officially stop something from continuing or happening for a short time: • The company has suspended production at its Arkansas plant. • The troubled computer concern had to suspend dividend payments on …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 suspend — [sə spend′] vt. [ME suspenden < OFr suspendre < L suspendere, to hang up < sus , for sub ,SUB + pendere, to hang: see PEND] 1. to bar or exclude as a penalty from an office, school, position, etc., usually for a specified time; debar 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 suspend — [v1] hang from above append, attach, be pendent, dangle, depend, hang down, hang up, hook up, sling, swing, wave; concepts 181,190 Ant. rise suspend [v2] delay, hold off adjourn, arrest, bar, break up, can, cease, check, count out, cut short,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Suspend — Sus*pend , v. i. To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 suspend — late 13c., to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time, from O.Fr. suspendre, from L. suspendere to hang, stop, from sub up from under + pendere cause to hang, weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)). The …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 suspend — 1 disbar, shut out, *exclude, eliminate, debar, blackball, rule out Analogous words: *eject, dismiss, oust: *banish, exile, ostracize 2 stay, intermit, postpone, *defer Analogous words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 suspend — ► VERB 1) halt temporarily. 2) temporarily remove (someone) from a post as a punishment or during investigation. 3) defer or delay (an action, event, or judgement). 4) (suspended) Law (of a sentence) not enforced as long as no further offence is… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 suspend — suspendible, adj. suspendibility, n. /seuh spend /, v.t. 1. to hang by attachment to something above: to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling. 2. to attach so as to allow free movement: to suspend a door on a hinge. 3. to keep from falling,… …

    Universalium

  • 11 suspend — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to hang ) to suspend from (to suspend a hook from the ceiling) 2) (D; tr.) ( to bar temporarily ) to suspend from (to suspend smb. from duty) * * * [sə spend] (D; tr.) ( to hang ) to suspend from (to suspend a hook from the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 suspend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French suspendre, from Latin suspendere, from sub , sus up + pendere to cause to hang, weigh Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to debar temporarily especially from a privilege, office, or function <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 suspend — sus|pend [səˈspend] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop)¦ 2¦(leave a job/school)¦ 3¦(hang)¦ 4 suspend judgment 5 suspend disbelief 6 be suspended in something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: suspendre to hang up, interrupt , from Latin… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 suspend — verb 1 delay sth ADVERB ▪ immediately ▪ indefinitely ▪ temporarily ▪ Funding for the new building has been temporarily suspended. ▪ effectively …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 suspend — sus•pend [[t]səˈspɛnd[/t]] v. t. 1) to hang by attachment to something above, esp. so as to allow free movement 2) to keep from falling or sinking, as if by hanging: to suspend particles in a liquid[/ex] 3) to keep undetermined; refrain from… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 suspend — verb (T) 1 to officially stop something from continuing, especially for a short time: Sales of the drug will be suspended until more tests are completed. 2 to make someone leave school, a job, or an organization temporarily, especially because… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 suspend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. hang, dangle; defer, postpone, stave off; adjourn, recess, intermit, prorogue, interrupt; debar, exclude. See lateness, discontinuance, latency, pendency. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To debar] Syn.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 suspend — 01. A police officer has been [suspended] without pay, pending an investigation into charges of corruption. 02. The light was [suspended] from the ceiling. 03. Sprinter Ben Johnson received a lengthy [suspension] from international competition… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 suspend */*/ — UK [səˈspend] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms suspend : present tense I/you/we/they suspend he/she/it suspends present participle suspending past tense suspended past participle suspended 1) to officially stop someone from doing… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 suspend — /səˈspɛnd / (say suh spend) verb (t) 1. to hang by attachment to something above. 2. to attach so as to allow free movement, as on a hinge. 3. to keep from falling or sinking, as if by hanging: solid particles suspended in a liquid. 4. to hold or …

    Australian English dictionary