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Meaning of ARREST

Pronunciation:  u'rest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [v]  hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in SE Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back athe tide of communism"
  4. [v]  take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
  5. [v]  attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
  6. [v]  cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
 

ARREST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: apprehend, apprehension, catch, catch, check, check, collar, collar, contain, cop, get, halt, halt, hitch, hold, hold back, nab, nail, pick up, pinch, stay, stop, stop, stoppage, taking into custody, turn back
 
 See Also: attract, capture, clutch, cut down, cut out, deadlock, defend, draw, draw in, gaining control, impasse, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, logjam, prehend, pull, pull in, seize, seizure, stalemate, standstill, stop

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ar*rest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrested}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Arresting}.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter,
    fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re +
    stare to stand. See {Rest} remainder.]
    1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as,
       to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
    
             Nor could her virtues the relentless hand Of Death
             arrest.                               --Philips.
    
    2. (Law) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law;
       as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
    
    Note: After this word Shakespeare uses of (``I arrest thee of
          high treason'') or on; the modern usage is for.
    
    3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the
       eyes or attention. --Buckminster.
    
    4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]
    
             We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
    
    Syn: To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop;
         apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
    
    
  2. \Ar*rest"\, v. i.
    To tarry; to rest. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  3. \Ar*rest"\, n. [OE. arest, arrest, OF. arest, F.
    arr[^e]t, fr. arester. See {Arrest}, v. t., {Arr?t}.]
    1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion,
       etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of
       development.
    
             As the arrest of the air showeth.     --Bacon.
    
    2. (Law) The taking or apprehending of a person by authority
       of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate,
       or warrant.
    
             William . . . ordered him to be put under arrest.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
             [Our brother Norway] sends out arrests On
             Fortinbras; which he, in brief, obeys. --Shak.
    
    Note: An arrest may be made by seizing or touching the body;
          but it is sufficient in the party be within the power
          of the officer and submit to the arrest. In Admiralty
          law, and in old English practice, the term is applied
          to the seizure of property.
    
    3. Any seizure by power, physical or moral.
    
             The sad stories of fire from heaven, the burning of
             his sheep, etc., . . . were sad arrests to his
             troubled spirit.                      --Jer. Taylor.
    
    4. (Far.) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a
       horse; -- also named rat-tails. --White.
    
    {Arrest of judgment} (Law), the staying or stopping of a
       judgment, after verdict, for legal cause. The motion for
       this purpose is called a motion in arrest of judgment.
    
    
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: To take into custody by legal authority.
 
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