Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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"

Category: Objects

2.Definition: a brief stay in the course of a journey

"They made a stopover to visit their friends"

Related Noun(s):layover, stopover

Category: General

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

"His stop consonants are too aspirated"

Related Noun(s):occlusive, plosive

Category: General

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

Related Noun(s):diaphragm

Category: Objects

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):period, point

Category: General

6.Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something

"He used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

Related Noun(s):catch

Category: Objects

7.Definition: a spot where something halts or pauses

"His next stop is Atlanta"

Category: Places

8.Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube

Related Noun(s):block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stoppage

Category: Objects

9.Definition: the act of stopping something

"The third baseman made some remarkable stops", "His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"

Related Noun(s):stoppage

Category: General

10.Definition: the event of something ending

"It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

Related Noun(s):halt

Category: General

11.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage

Category: General