pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
"The speaker paused"
pause, intermit, break(verb)
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.
Origin: 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
Examples of pause in a Sentence
We need to take a pause and see what's happening.
My sense was that we hadn't taken much of a pause.
That gives me pause, alcohol is bad, chocolate is bad for dogs.
We have taken in too many for too long. We need a pause for breath.
It creates a cause for a pause until investors get more information.
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- وقف, توقفArabic
- přestávka, pauzaCzech
- pausieren, Pause, innehaltenGerman
- interrumpir, pausa, pausar, suspenderSpanish
- pysähdys, väliaika, lepoaika, pysähtyä, tauota, tauko, keskeytys, katkoFinnish
- pause, pauserFrench
- pausa, mettere in pausaItalian
- 中断, 休止, 途切れるJapanese
- pertraukti, pauzėLithuanian
- pārtraukt, pārtraukumsLatvian
- pauze, pauzerenDutch
- пауза, делать паузу, остановкаRussian
- stanka, odmor, станка, одморSerbo-Croatian
- odmor, pavzaSlovene
- paus, pausaSwedish
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