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Overview of noun stopping

The noun stopping has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. fillet, stopping

(fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members)

2. stopping

(the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch; "the violinist's stopping was excellent")


Overview of noun stop

The noun stop has 11 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (3) stop, halt

(the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill")

2. (3) stop, stoppage

(the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood")

3. (3) stop, stopover, layover

(a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends")

4. (1) 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")

5. (1) stop

(a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta")

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")

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")

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")

9. diaphragm, stop

(a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically")

10. catch, stop

(a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open")

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")

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