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Meaning of SURCEASE

Pronunciation:  'surceez

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

SURCEASE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sur*cease"\, n. [F. sursis, from sursis, p. p. of
    surseoir to suspend, postpone, defer, in OF., to delay,
    refrain from, forbear, L. supersedere. Surcease is not
    connected with E. cease. See {Supersede}.]
    Cessation; stop; end. ``Not desire, but its surcease.''
          It is time that there were an end and surcease made of
          this immodest and deformed manner of writing. --Bacon.
  2. \Sur*cease"\, v. t.
    To cause to cease; to end. [Obs.] ``The waves . . . their
    range surceast.'' --Spenser.
          The nations, overawed, surceased the fight. --Dryden.
  3. \Sur*cease"\, v. i.
    To cease. [Obs.]