What does stoppage mean?

Definitions for stoppage
ˈstɒp ɪdʒstop·page

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stoppage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppagenoun

    the state of inactivity following an interruption

    "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

  2. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppagenoun

    an obstruction in a pipe or tube

    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

  3. stop, stoppagenoun

    the act of stopping something

    "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"


  1. stoppagenoun

    A pause or halt of some activity.

  2. stoppagenoun

    Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stoppagenoun

    The act of stopping; the state of being stopped.

    Etymology: from stop.

    The effects are a stoppage of circulation by too great a weight upon the heart, and suffocation. Arbuthnot.

    The stoppage of a cough, or spitting, increases phlegm in the stomach. John Floyer, on the Humours.


  1. stoppage

    Stoppage refers to an act of stopping, halting, or bringing something to a standstill. It could also mean an interruption or suspension of a process, operation or activity. In sports, it generally refers to a pause in play due to an unexpected event. It can also imply a situation when employees cease working as a form of protest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoppagenoun

    the act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped; as, the stoppage of the circulation of the blood; the stoppage of commerce

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. stoppage

    Extreme lossage that renders something (usually something vital) completely unusable. “The recent system stoppage was caused by a fried transformer.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoppage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoppage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stoppage in a Sentence

  1. Kellie Leitch:

    Our government will review all available options to end any work-stoppage expediently, up to and including the introduction of legislation in Parliament.

  2. Mark Abbott:

    It is premature at this stage of the discussions to speculate about the possibility of a work stoppage, although there are a number of issues that still need to be resolved, that is true of every CBA negotiation and we are committed to continued negotiations.

  3. Walter Koch:

    We saw active reversal of ventricular function, reverse remodeling, heart chambers actually got smaller and more muscular, and stoppage of fibrosis that limits the stiffness of the heart.

  4. William Bratton:

    We're coming out of what was a pretty widespread stoppage of certain types of activity, the discretionary type of activity, by and large.

  5. Diego Benavides:

    We extended the social contract that we have with the community until 2018, fortunately, the stoppage did not impact our output and there was no damage to the mine.

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