What does pause mean?

Definitions for pause
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionnoun

    a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

  2. pauseverb

    temporary inactivity

  3. hesitate, pauseverb

    interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

    "The speaker paused"

  4. pause, intermit, breakverb

    cease an action temporarily

    "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"

Wiktionary

  1. pausenoun

    A short time for relaxing and doing something else.

  2. pauseverb

    To interrupt current work and do something else for a moment.

  3. Pausenoun

    A button whose functions are pausing and resuming something.

  4. Etymology: From pause.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pausenoun

    a temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation

  2. Pausenoun

    temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt

  3. Pausenoun

    in speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts

  4. Pausenoun

    in writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses

  5. Pausenoun

    a break or paragraph in writing

  6. Pausenoun

    a hold. See 4th Hold, 7

  7. Pausenoun

    to make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest

  8. Pausenoun

    to be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses

  9. Pausenoun

    to hesitate; to hold back; to delay

  10. Pausenoun

    to stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect

  11. Pauseverb

    to cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively

Freebase

  1. Pause

    Pause is the second album by Four Tet. It was released on 28 May 2001 in the United Kingdom, and on 9 October 2001 in the United States. Pause was Four Tet's first release on Domino Records; his debut album, Dialogue, had been distributed by Output Recordings. A recording of an office setting, most prominently featuring the sounds of typing on a computer keyboard, forms a recurring motif in the album; it both opens and closes the album, and is also present in "Harmony One". Three tracks from Pause were later released in remixed form on Four Tet's Paws EP. The acoustic guitar track "Everything Is Alright" is used as the theme music for the National Public Radio programme On Point. The opening track "Glue of the World" is used in the background of the Six Feet Under episode "Someone Else's Eyes". This same track is used in the House M.D. episode 'Last Resort'. It is played over the top of various scenes from the hospital as the hostages are being released and/or detained. The fourth track entitled "Parks" contains a sample of "After the Snow, The Fragrance" and "Sanzen" both from the album Music for Zen Meditation by jazz clarinetist Tony Scott.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pause

    pawz, n. a ceasing: a temporary stop: cessation caused by doubt: suspense: a mark for suspending the voice: (mus.) a mark showing continuance of a note or rest.—v.i. to make a pause.—adjs. Paus′al; Pause′less.—adv. Pause′lessly.—n. Paus′er, one who pauses or deliberates.—adv. Paus′ingly, with pauses: by breaks: deliberately. [Fr.,—L. pausa—Gr. pausis, from pauein, to cause to cease.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pause' in Nouns Frequency: #2013

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pause' in Verbs Frequency: #541

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pause in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pause in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pause in a Sentence

  1. Team President Peter Feigin:

    It really kind of sparked a global pause and awareness for social justice.

  2. Austin Beutner:

    The charter law is decades old, and it makes sense to me to pause while experts – not advocates – study all of the issues and propose what adjustments, if any, might be appropriate to the law to provide a path for the next 20 years.

  3. Danielle Hale:

    As the world reacts to developments in Ukraine, the uncertainty will likely mean a pause in the recent pace of [ interest rate ] increases.

  4. Health System CEO Gerald Cayer:

    We are unable to safely staff the service after September 24. The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis County General Hospital. It is my hope that the Department of Health will work with us in support of pausing the service rather than closing the maternity department.

  5. Bill Northey:

    We had some overnight data points out of China that gave investors some pause this morning.

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