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STOP, G., to stop, to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend. See Stifle. L., tow to stuff, to crowd to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, that is, to stop, or a stop. The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram probably the latter.

1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing as, to stop a vent to stop the ears to stop wells of water. 2 Kings 3 .
2. To obstruct to render impassable as, to stop a way, road or passage.
3. To hinder to impede to arrest progress as, to stop a passenger in the road to stop the course of a stream.
4. To restrain to hinder to suspend as to stop the execution of a decree.
5. To repress to suppress to restrain as, to stop the progress of vice.
6. To hinder to check as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.
7. To hinder from action or practice.

Whose disposition, all the world well knows, will not be rubbd nor stoppd.

8. To put an end to any motion or action to intercept as, to stop the breath to stop proceedings.
9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings as, to stop a string.
10. In seamanship, to make fast.
11. To point as a written composition. Not in use.

STOP,

1. To cease to go forward.

Some strange commotion is in his brain he bites his lip, and starts stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground---

2. To cease from any motion or course of action. When you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop.

The best time to stop is at the beginning.

STOP, n.

1. Cessation of progressive motion as, to make a stop.
2. Hindrance of progress obstruction act of stopping.

Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy--

3. Repression hindrance of operation or action.

It is a great step towards the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them.

4. Interruption.

These stops of thine fright me the more.

5. Prohibition of sale as the stop of wine and salt.
6. That which obstructs obstacle impediment.

A fatal stop travesd their headlong course.

So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.

7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated as the stops of a flute or an organ.
8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers.

In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets.

9. The act of applying the stops in music.

Th organ-sound a time survives the stop.

10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, are the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.
Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Stop'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​s/stop.html.
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