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definition of the word stop

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
dress degree spoken #918: stop moral mighty Hart


From Middle English stoppen (to stop).

stop (not comparable)

Positive
stop

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Prone to halting or hesitation.
    He stop-started his car.
    He’s stop still.

Singular
stop

Plural
stops

stop (plural stops)

  1. A (usually marked) place where line buses or trams halt to let passengers get on and off.
    They agreed to see each other at the bus stop.
  2. An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
    That stop was not planned.
  3. A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
  4. (linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
  5. A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
  6. Short for a stopper, used in the phrase 'pull out all the stops'.
  7. (music) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
    The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.
  8. (tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
  9. (zoology) The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
    The stop in a bulldog's face is very marked.


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