What does cease mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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)

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cease

    To create an end, closure or the completion of a course of action or process to ensure empowering, peaceful and positive change.

    The government representatives negotiated with other political opposition groups to cease military operations and return to the table to create a ceasefire and peace agreement.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on September 12, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce cease?

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How to say cease in sign language?

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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. Ukraine Ukraine military:

    But the last day was not a cease-fire.

  2. F. Hansen:

    War will cease when men refuse to fight.

  3. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes:

    When you cease to dream you cease to live.

  4. English Proverb:

    Spread the table and contention will cease.

  5. John Cotton Dana:

    Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

Images & Illustrations of cease

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