to stop; discontinue:
Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.
to come to an end:
At last the war has ceased.
Obsolete. to pass away; die out.
to put a stop or end to; discontinue:
He begged them to cease their quarreling.
The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.
when tr, may take a gerund or an infinitive as object. to bring or come to an end; desist from; stop
without cease, without stopping; incessantly
c.1300, cesen, from Old French cesser “to come to an end, stop, cease; give up, desist,” from Latin cessare “to cease, go slow, give over, leave off, be idle,” frequentative of cedere (past participle cessus) “go away, withdraw, yield” (see cede). Related: Ceased; ceasing. Old English in this sense had geswican, blinnan.
“cessation, stopping,” c.1300, from cease (n.) or else from Old French cesse “cease, cessation,” from cesser.
In addition to the idiom beginning with cease
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any of several Old World, coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus, having wide, spreading branches. Compare cedar of Lebanon. any of various junipers, as the red cedar, Juniperus virginiana, of the cypress family, having reddish-brown bark and dark-blue, berrylike fruit. any of various other coniferous trees. Compare incense cedar, white cedar. any of several trees […]
let military power be subject to civil authority: motto of Wyoming.