What does Cease mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceaseverb

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

  2. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offverb

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

  3. end, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ceaseverb

    To stop.

    And with that, his twitching ceased.

    Etymology: from cesen, cessen, from cesser, from cesso, frequentative of cedo.

  2. ceaseverb

    To stop doing (something), blin.

    And with that, he ceased twitching.

    Etymology: from cesen, cessen, from cesser, from cesso, frequentative of cedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceaseverb

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

  2. Ceaseverb

    to be wanting; to fail; to pass away

  3. Ceaseverb

    to put a stop to; to bring to an end

  4. Ceasenoun

    extinction

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cease

    sēs, v.i. to give over: to stop: to be at an end (with from).—v.t. to put an end to.—n. (Shak.) extinction.—adj. Cease′less, without ceasing: incessant.—adv. Cease′lessly.—n. Ceas′ing.—Without cease, continually. [Fr. cesser—L. cessāre, to give over—cedĕre, to yield, give up.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce Cease?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Cease in a Sentence

  1. Andrey Kortunov:

    You must remember the other side of the coin, russia is important because it has relations with the Syrian regime so if it sacrificed that relationship it might cease to be a player.

  2. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

    Do not kill innocent children. Let's think about an end to the war, about cease-fire and humanitarian assistance to the suffering people of Yemen.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

  4. Mark Lynas:

    Most of the planetary surface would be functionally uninhabitable, agriculture would cease to exist everywhere, apart for the polar and sub-polar regions, and perhaps the mid-latitudes for extremely heat-tolerant crops. It's difficult to see how crops could be grown elsewhere. There's a certain level above which plants just can't survive.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    We better get our act together or we will cease being a national party, we are going to be a regional party that fails to get into the majority and fails to do things on behalf of those working-class people that were the back of the Democratic Party for so long.

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