stop n

see stop, v.

  1. Interruption; pause; delay.

stop [-ped, -s] v

OE 'to stop (the ears), to plug, stop up, stuff with tow or oakum'.

  1. Cease; discontinue; desist; put an end to.
  2. Terminate; extinguish; make to end.
  3. Halt; pause in a course of action; abbreviate a movement; interrupt a journey.
  4. Prevent; hinder; forestall; [fig.] mend; bind up.
  5. Break; cease functioning.