What does stopper mean?

Definitions for stopper
ˈstɒp ərstop·per

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. show-stopper, showstopper, stoppernoun

    an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

  2. conversation stopper, stoppernoun

    a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply

  3. stoppernoun

    (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit

    "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"

  4. plug, stopper, stoppleverb

    blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

  5. stopper, stoppleverb

    close or secure with or as if with a stopper

    "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"


  1. stoppernoun

    Agent noun of stop, someone or something that stops something.

  2. stoppernoun

    A type of knot at the end of a rope, to prevent it from unravelling.

    Put a stopper in the knot.

  3. stoppernoun

    A bung or cork

    We need a stopper or the boat will sink.

  4. stoppernoun


    He's the number one stopper in the country.

  5. stoppernoun

    In the commodity futures market, someone who is long (owns) a futures contract and is demanding delivery because they want to take possession of the deliverable commodity.

    Cattle futures: spillover momentum plus evidence of a strong stopper (i.e., 96 loads demanded) should kick the opening higher.

  6. stoppernoun

    A train that calls at all or almost all stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.

  7. stopperverb

    To close a container by using a stopper.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stopple or Stoppernoun

    That by which any hole or the mouth of any vessel is filled up.

    Etymology: from stop.

    Bottles swinged, or carried in a wheel-barrow upon rough ground, fill not full, but leave some air; for if the liquor come close to the stopple, it cannot flower. Francis Bacon.

    There were no shuts or stopples made for the ears, that any loud or sharp noise might awaken it, as also a soft and gentle murmur provoke it to sleep. John Ray, on the Creation.


  1. stopper

    A stopper is a device, object, or substance used to obstruct, block, or close off an opening or prevent the escape of a gas or liquid. It is commonly used in containers like bottles or tubes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoppernoun

    one who stops, closes, shuts, or hinders; that which stops or obstructs; that which closes or fills a vent or hole in a vessel

  2. Stoppernoun

    a short piece of rope having a knot at one or both ends, with a lanyard under the knot, -- used to secure something

  3. Stoppernoun

    a name to several trees of the genus Eugenia, found in Florida and the West Indies; as, the red stopper. See Eugenia

  4. Stopperverb

    to close or secure with a stopper

Editors Contribution

  1. stopper

    A person who serendipitously finds a way to make thing discontinue.

    I just read the definitions and realized that I am a stopper of negative behavior.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 19, 2019  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stopper is ranked #42579 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stopper surname appeared 509 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stopper.

    93.9% or 478 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for stopper »

  1. opprest

  2. popster

  3. toppers

How to pronounce stopper?

How to say stopper in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stopper in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stopper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for stopper

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for stopper »


Find a translation for the stopper definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"stopper." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Oct. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/stopper>.

Discuss these stopper definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for stopper? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a state of dishonor
    • A. tingle
    • B. ignominy
    • C. brasserie
    • D. breastwork

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for stopper: