What does pause mean?

Definitions for pause
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pause.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)

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

  2. pause(verb)

    temporary inactivity

  3. hesitate, pause(verb)

    interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

    "The speaker paused"

  4. pause, intermit, break(verb)

    cease an action temporarily

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

Wiktionary

  1. pause(Noun)

    A short time for relaxing and doing something else.

    Etymology: From pause.

  2. pause(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From pause.

  3. Pause(Noun)

    A button whose functions are pausing and resuming something.

    Etymology: From pause.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pause(noun)

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

  2. Pause(noun)

    temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt

  3. Pause(noun)

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

  4. Pause(noun)

    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. Pause(noun)

    a break or paragraph in writing

  6. Pause(noun)

    a hold. See 4th Hold, 7

  7. Pause(noun)

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

  8. Pause(noun)

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

  9. Pause(noun)

    to hesitate; to hold back; to delay

  10. Pause(noun)

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

  11. Pause(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce pause?

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How to say pause in sign language?

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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. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Jr.:

    It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.

  2. Peter Marquez:

    Every time we've had a discussion with investors or potential investors the discussion has not been about 'Is the technology doable?' The thing that gave them pause was, 'Can you actually protect my investment?

  3. Courtney Baker:

    From that first visit, we dreaded our appointments. The most difficult time in my life was made nearly unbearable because you never told me the truth. My child was perfect, i’m not angry. I’m not bitter. I’m just really sad. I’m sad the tiny beating hearts you see every day don’t fill you with a perpetual awe. I’m sad the intricate details and the miracle of those sweet little fingers and toes, lungs and eyes and ears don’t always give you pause. I’m said you were so wrong to say a baby with Down syndrome would decrease our quality of life. And I’m heartbroken you might have said that to a mommy even today. But I’m mostly sad you’ll never have the privilege of knowing my daughter, Emersyn.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    It is necessary... to simply pause the statute of limitations so that the President -- any president -- can be held to account for The President or her actions and to ensure that the presidency is not a get-out-of-jail free card.

  5. Charlie Riedl:

    I don't know that it prevents deals from happening, but I think it gives buyers pause.

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