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.

  2. ceaseverb

    To stop doing (something), blin.

    And with that, he ceased twitching.

  3. 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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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Thomas Jefferson:

    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

  2. Thomas Campbell:

    Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh leave the light of Hope behind.

  3. Leo Rosten:

    I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe

  4. Saint Jerome:

    The friendship that can cease has never been real.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored

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