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

4 senses of stopper

Sense 1
show-stopper, showstopper, stopper -- (an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down)
       => act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did")

Sense 2
conversation stopper, stopper -- (a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply)
       => remark, comment, input -- (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account")

Sense 3
stopper -- ((bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump")
       => playing card -- (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Sense 4
plug, stopper, stopple -- (blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly)
       => 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")

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

1 sense of stopper

Sense 1
stopper, stopple -- (close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers")
       => plug, stop up, secure -- (fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak")

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