Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cease

1 sense of cease

Sense 1
cease -- ((`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end)
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cease

2 senses of cease

Sense 1
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

Sense 2
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

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