pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionnoun
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
"The speaker paused"
pause, intermit, breakverb
cease an action temporarily
"We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
A short time for relaxing and doing something else.
To interrupt current work and do something else for a moment.
A button whose functions are pausing and resuming something.
Etymology: From pause.
a temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation
temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt
in speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts
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
a break or paragraph in writing
a hold. See 4th Hold, 7
to make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest
to be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses
to hesitate; to hold back; to delay
to stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect
to cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively
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
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pause' in Nouns Frequency: #2013
Rank popularity for the word 'pause' in Verbs Frequency: #541
The numerical value of pause in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pause in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
It really kind of sparked a global pause and awareness for social justice.
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.
As the world reacts to developments in Ukraine, the uncertainty will likely mean a pause in the recent pace of [ interest rate ] increases.
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.
We had some overnight data points out of China that gave investors some pause this morning.
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- توقف, وقفArabic
- přestávka, pauzaCzech
- Pause, innehalten, pausierenGerman
- suspender, interrumpir, pausar, pausaSpanish
- lepoaika, pysähdys, katko, keskeytys, tauko, pysähtyä, tauota, väliaikaFinnish
- pause, pauserFrench
- mettere in pausa, pausaItalian
- 途切れる, 中断, 休止Japanese
- pauzė, pertrauktiLithuanian
- pārtraukums, pārtrauktLatvian
- pauzeren, pauzeDutch
- делать паузу, остановка, паузаRussian
- stanka, odmor, одмор, станкаSerbo-Croatian
- odmor, pavzaSlovene
- paus, pausaSwedish
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