Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CESSATION

Pronunciation:  se'seyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"

CESSATION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: surcease
 See Also: halt, legal separation, separation, stop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ces*sa"tion\ (s[e^]s*s[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [F.
cessation, L. cessatio, fr. cessare. See {Cease}.]
A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary
or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.

      The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities.

      The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation
      from labor.                              --Sir J.

{Cessation of arms} (Mil.), an armistice, or truce, agreed to
   by the commanders of armies, to give time for a
   capitulation, or for other purposes.

Syn: Stop; rest; stay; pause; discontinuance; intermission;
     interval; respite; interruption; recess; remission.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandonment, abeyance, abjuration, abjurement, absentation, apodosis, breach, break, caesura, casting away, catastrophe, cease, ceasing, close, closing, coda, cold storage, conclusion, consummation, crack of doom, culmination, curtain, curtains, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, deadlock, death, decease, decline, denouement, desistance, destination, destiny, desuetude, discontinuance, disuse, doom, dying down, ebb, ebbing, effect, end, end point, ending, envoi, epilogue, eschatology, evacuation, expiration, fate, final solution, final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finis, finish, fissure, forbearance, forsaking, full stop, gap, goal, halt, hiatus, homestretch, interim, intermission, interruption, interval, izzard, jettison, jettisoning, lacuna, lapse, last, last breath, last gasp, last lap, last round, last stage, last things, last trumpet, last words, latter end, leaving, letup, lock, lull, nonexercise, omega, pause, payoff, period, peroration, pulling out, quietus, relinquishment, renouncement, renunciation, resignation, resolution, resting place, stand, standstill, stillstand, stop, stoppage, stopping place, subsidence, suspension, swan song, term, terminal, termination, terminus, throwing overboard, waiver, wane, waning, windup, withdrawal, Z