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Meaning of CEASE

Pronunciation:  sees

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  2. [v]  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
  3. [v]  put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

CEASE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: end, finish, give up, lay off, quit, stop, terminate
 Antonyms: bear on, begin, carry on, continue, preserve, start, uphold
 See Also: adjourn, break, break up, cheese, climax, close, close off, come out, culminate, cut out, die hard, disappear, discontinue, drop, end, end up, ending, fetch up, finish up, go, go away, go out, knock off, land up, lapse, leave off, pass away, pull the plug, recess, retire, run low, run short, shut off, sign off, turn out, vanish, wind up, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cease\ (s[=e]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ceased}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Ceasing}.] [OE. cessen, cesen, F. cesser, fr. L.
    cessare, v. intemsive fr. cedere to withdraw. See {Cede}, and
    cf. {Cessation}.]
    1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to
       desist; as, the noise ceased. ``To cease from strife.''
       --Prov. xx. 3.
    2. To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
             The poor shall never cease out of the land. --Deut.
                                                   xv. 11.
    Syn: To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue;
         refrain; leave off; pause; end.
  2. \Cease\, v. t.
    To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
          But he, her fears to cease Sent down the meek-eyed
          peace.                                   --Milton.
          Cease, then, this impious rage.          --Milton
  3. \Cease\, n.
    Extinction. [Obs.] --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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