Definitions for ceasesis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ceasesis(v.; n.)ceased, ceas•ing

  1. (v.i.)to stop; discontinue.

  2. to come to an end.

  3. Obs. to pass away; die out.

  4. (v.t.)to put a stop or end to; halt:

    to cease hostilities.

  5. (n.)cessation:

    The noise continued without cease.

Origin of cease:

1250–1300; ME ces(s)en < OF cesser < L cessāre to hold back, desist, freq. of cēdere to withdraw, cede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cease(verb)

    (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end

  2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

  3. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cease(verb)sis

    to stop or cause to stop happening or existing

    to cease production of a product; What if the U.N. ceased to exist?


  1. cease(Verb)

    To stop.

    And with that, his twitching ceased.

  2. cease(Verb)

    To stop doing (something), blin.

    And with that, he ceased twitching.

  3. Origin: from cesen, cessen, from cesser, from cesso, frequentative of cedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cease(verb)

    to come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased

  2. Cease(verb)

    to be wanting; to fail; to pass away

  3. Cease(verb)

    to put a stop to; to bring to an end

  4. Cease(noun)


British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cease' in Verbs Frequency: #569

Translations for cease

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to stop or (bring to an) end

They were ordered to cease firing; That department has ceased to exist; This foolishness must cease!; Cease this noise!

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