Definitions for stopper
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stopper.
show-stopper, showstopper, stoppernoun
an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
conversation stopper, stoppernoun
a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
(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"
plug, stopper, stoppleverb
blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
close or secure with or as if with a stopper
"She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
Agent noun of stop, someone or something that stops something.
A type of knot at the end of a rope, to prevent it from unravelling.
Put a stopper in the knot.
A bung or cork
We need a stopper or the boat will sink.
He's the number one stopper in the country.
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.
A train that calls at all or almost all stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
To close a container by using a stopper.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
one who stops, closes, shuts, or hinders; that which stops or obstructs; that which closes or fills a vent or hole in a vessel
a short piece of rope having a knot at one or both ends, with a lanyard under the knot, -- used to secure something
a name to several trees of the genus Eugenia, found in Florida and the West Indies; as, the red stopper. See Eugenia
to close or secure with a stopper
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.
The numerical value of stopper in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of stopper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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