an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity:
the stoppage of all work at the factory.
the state of being stopped:
During the stoppage of bus service he drove to work.
the act of stopping or the state of being stopped
something that stops or blocks
a deduction of money, as from pay
an organized cessation of work, as during a strike
/sto’p*j/ Extreme lossage that renders something (usually something vital) completely unusable. “The recent system stoppage was caused by a fried transformer.”
- Stoppage time
noun 1. (sport) another name for injury time
noun 1. Tom (Thomas Straussler) born 1937, British playwright, born in the Czech Republic. noun 1. Sir Tom, original name Thomas Straussler born 1937, British playwright, born in Czechoslovakia: his works include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967), Travesties (1974), Hapgood (1988), The Invention of Love (1997), and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia (2002)
noun 1. an order by the drawer of a check to his or her bank not to pay a specified check. stop payment noun 1. an instruction to a bank by the drawer of a cheque to refuse payment on it stop payment Instruct a bank not to honor a check one has drawn, as […]
verb (used with object), stopped or (Archaic) stopt; stopping. 1. to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running. 2. to cause to cease; put an end to: to stop noise in the street. 3. to interrupt, arrest, or check (a course, proceeding, process, etc.): Stop your work just a minute. 4. to cut […]