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

11 senses of stop

Sense 1
stop, halt -- (the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill")
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")

Sense 2
stop, stoppage -- (the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood")
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

Sense 3
stop, stopover, layover -- (a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends")
       => stay -- (continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court")

Sense 4
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage -- (the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat")
       => inaction, inactivity, inactiveness -- (the state of being inactive)

Sense 5
stop -- (a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta")
       => topographic point, place, spot -- (a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet")

Sense 6
stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive -- (a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated")
       => obstruent -- (a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth)

Sense 7
period, point, full stop, stop, full point -- (a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop")
       => punctuation, punctuation mark -- (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

Sense 8
stop -- ((music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops")
       => knob -- (a round handle)

Sense 9
diaphragm, stop -- (a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically")
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 10
catch, stop -- (a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open")
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 11
blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage -- (an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe")
       => obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta -- (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Antonyms of verb stop

2 of 11 senses of stop

Sense 1
stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")
       Antonym of start (Sense 9)
      => start, go, get going -- (begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!")

Sense 5
stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")
       Antonym of start (Sense 8)
      => start, start up -- (get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer")

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

11 senses of stop

Sense 1
stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 2
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

Sense 3
stop, halt, block, kibosh -- (stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 4
stop, stop over -- (interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

Sense 5
stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 6
break, break off, discontinue, stop -- (prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 7
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back -- (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism")
       => defend -- (be on the defensive; act against an attack)

Sense 8
intercept, stop -- (seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace")
       => catch, grab, take hold of -- (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!")

Sense 9
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")

Sense 10
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar -- (render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 11
hold on, stop -- (stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!")
       => interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")

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