What does stopping mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fillet, stoppingnoun

    fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members

  2. stoppingnoun

    the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch

    "the violinist's stopping was excellent"


  1. stoppingnoun

    Material for filling a cavity.

  2. stoppingnoun

    A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.


  1. stopping

    Stopping refers to the act of ceasing movement or activity, to bring or come to a halt or an end. It is the process of discontinuing a particular action, behavior, or motion. It can be applied in various contexts such as in transit, action, or operation of machinery, among other scenarios.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stopping

    of Stop

  2. Stoppingnoun

    material for filling a cavity

  3. Stoppingnoun

    a partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air

  4. Stoppingnoun

    a pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stopping' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2631

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stopping in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stopping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stopping in a Sentence

  1. Fred Hof:

    Stopping the mass murder is a good place to start, how the hell do you sit down for a peace process featuring compromise when one of the parties doesn't accept the rules of the game and the other party's constituency is being blown away on a daily basis?

  2. Angelino Alfano:

    There have been nine expulsions. I'm not stopping here and with regard to expulsions, we will continue to be extremely tough.

  3. Antonio Vidal-Puig:

    We are stopping the brakes within the fat cells.

  4. Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    A fair day's wage for a fair day's work is a principle that this state was built upon, this administration is committed to stopping employers who exploit workers and deny them what they are rightfully owed.

  5. Kathy Caprino:

    It's about stopping doing work that people think is beyond what they were hired to do and not getting compensated for.

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