Synonyms for stop

Synonyms for (noun) stop

Synonyms: stop, stopover, layover

Definition: a brief stay in the course of a journey

Usage: they made a stopover to visit their friends

Similar words: stay

Definition: continuing or remaining in a place or state

Usage: they had a nice stay in Paris; a lengthy hospital stay; a four-month stay in bankruptcy court


Synonyms: stop, stoppage

Definition: the act of stopping something

Usage: the third baseman made some remarkable stops; his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: block, blockage, closure, stop, stoppage, occlusion

Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube

Usage: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Similar words: obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, impediment, impedimenta

Definition: any structure that makes progress difficult


Synonyms: catch, stop

Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something

Usage: he used a book as a stop to hold the door open

Similar words: restraint, constraint

Definition: a device that retards something's motion

Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted


Synonyms: diaphragm, stop

Definition: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

Usage: the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically

Similar words: mechanical device

Definition: mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles


Synonyms: stop

Definition: (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes

Usage: the organist pulled out all the stops

Similar words: knob

Definition: a round handle


Synonyms: period, full point, full stop, point, stop

Definition: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

Usage: in England they call a period a stop

Similar words: punctuation, punctuation mark

Definition: the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases


Synonyms: occlusive, stop, stop consonant, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound

Definition: a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it

Usage: his stop consonants are too aspirated

Similar words: obstruent

Definition: a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth


Synonyms: halt, stop

Definition: the event of something ending

Usage: it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Similar words: ending, finish, conclusion

Definition: event whose occurrence ends something

Usage: his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show


Synonyms: stop

Definition: a spot where something halts or pauses

Usage: his next stop is Atlanta

Similar words: topographic point, spot, place

Definition: a point located with respect to surface features of some region

Usage: this is a nice place for a picnic; a bright spot on a planet


Synonyms: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: 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

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Definition: the state of being inactive

Synonyms for (verb) stop

Synonyms: break, break off, stop, discontinue

Definition: prevent completion

Usage: stop the project; break off the negotiations

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: 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


Synonyms: hold on, stop

Definition: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

Usage: Hold on a moment!

Similar words: break, interrupt

Definition: terminate

Usage: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty


Synonyms: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Similar words: defend

Definition: be on the defensive; act against an attack


Synonyms: stop, intercept

Definition: seize on its way

Usage: The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace

Similar words: catch, take hold of, grab

Definition: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

Usage: Catch the ball!; Grab the elevator door!


Synonyms: stop, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade

Definition: render unsuitable for passage

Usage: block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path


Synonyms: stop, stop over

Definition: interrupt a trip

Usage: we stopped at Aunt Mary's house; they stopped for three days in Florence

Similar words: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off

Definition: make a break in

Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages


Synonyms: block, stop, halt, kibosh

Definition: stop from happening or developing

Usage: Block his election; Halt the process

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project