What does suspend mean?

Definitions for suspend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspend(verb)

    hang freely

    "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

  2. suspend(verb)

    cause to be held in suspension in a fluid

    "suspend the particles"

  3. suspend, debar(verb)

    bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

  4. freeze, suspend(verb)

    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

  5. suspend, set aside(verb)

    make inoperative or stop

    "suspend payments on the loan"

  6. suspend(verb)

    render temporarily ineffective

    "the prison sentence was suspended"


  1. suspend(Verb)

    To halt something temporarily

  2. suspend(Verb)

    To hang freely; underhang

  3. suspend(Verb)

    To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suspend(noun)

    to attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone

  2. Suspend(noun)

    to make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life

  3. Suspend(noun)

    to cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay

  4. Suspend(noun)

    to hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion

  5. Suspend(noun)

    to debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club

  6. Suspend(noun)

    to cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body

  7. Suspend(noun)

    to support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action

  8. Suspend(verb)

    to cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suspend

    sus-pend′, v.t. to hang one thing beneath another: to make to depend on: to make to stop for a time: to delay: to debar from any privilege, office, emolument, &c. for a time.—ns. Suspen′ded-animā′tion, the temporary cessation of the outward signs and of some of the functions of life—due to asphyxia, drowning, strangulation; Suspen′der, one who, or that which, suspends, one of a pair of straps crossing the shoulders to support the trousers; Suspense′, state of being suspended: act of withholding the judgment: uncertainty: indecision: stop betwixt two opposites; Suspensibil′ity, susceptibility of being suspended.—adj. Suspen′sible, capable of being suspended.—ns. Suspen′sion, act of suspending: interruption: delay: temporary privation of office or privilege: a conditional withholding; Suspen′sion-bridge, a bridge in which the roadway is supported by chains, which pass over elevated piers, and are secured below at each end.—adj. Suspen′sive.—adv. Suspen′sively.—n. Suspen′sor, a suspensory bandage.—adj. Suspensō′rial.—n. Suspensō′rium, that which holds up a part, esp. the arrangement joining the lower jaw to the cranium in vertebrates below mammals.—adj. Suspen′sory, that suspends: doubtful.—n. that which suspends: a bandage: having the effect of delaying or staying.—Suspend payment, to publicly stop paying debts from insolvency. [L. suspendĕresub, beneath, pendēre, pensum, to hang.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. suspend

    To delay, to protract; hence, to suspend hostilities. It is likewise used to express the act of temporarily depriving an officer of rank and pay, in consequence of some offense. See Appendix, Articles of War, 101.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suspend' in Verbs Frequency: #650

Anagrams for suspend »

  1. sendups

  2. sends up

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suspend in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    That means a dramatic expansion and reform of unemployment insurance ; we need unemployment insurance on steroids, some are calling it employment insurance.It must be easier to access. It must cover many more Americans during this crisis, including Americans who have non-traditional employment. And it must provide more generous benefits. Workers who are laid off should receive a paycheck equal to what they were receiving while employed. Workers must be protected whether they work for businesses small, medium or large. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats have also proposed including additional $ 200 per month of Social Security benefits for recipients, as well as to suspend all student loan payments throughout the entirety of the national emergency. President Trump, on Friday, announced that he would suspend all federal student loan payments, penalty and interest free, for at least the next 60 days. Despite the disagreements from GOP senators, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Senate Democrats are.

  2. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell:

    We have decided to temporarily suspend events with 100 people or more, all gatherings - public, private, governmental, social - must be avoided throughout the month.

  3. The Coast Guard:

    A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact. ... Our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing.

  4. Julia Sass Rubin:

    These revelations speak to the general lack of transparency around the PARCC tests, the lack of an open, deliberative process, and the exclusion of parents and other community members from any decision-making, we need hearings on this immediately, to understand fully the level of spying on our children that is being done by Pearson and other corporations, and the level of coordination between Pearson and the NJDOE. We encourage the NJDOE to suspend the May testing round until those questions can be addressed.

  5. Donald Trump:

    The law and the Constitution give the President the power to suspend immigration when he deems or she -- fortunately it will not be Hillary ...

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Translations for suspend

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  • pozastavitCzech
  • aufheben, aufhängen, aufschieben, suspendieren, aussetzenGerman
  • αναστέλλωGreek
  • suspenderSpanish
  • pysäyttää, roikkua, lakkauttaa, keskeyttää, riippua, ripustaaFinnish
  • suspendre, mettre en suspensionFrench
  • croch, cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
  • השעהHebrew
  • felfüggesztHungarian
  • suspensar, suspendarIdo
  • sospendere, appendereItalian
  • 停止, 下げる, 吊らす, 保留, ぶら下げるJapanese
  • whakairiMāori
  • schorsen, afbreken, onderbreken, afgelasten, ophangen, stopzetten, suspenderenDutch
  • henge, suspendere, avbryteNorwegian
  • amâna, agăța, suspenda, atârna, întrerupeRomanian
  • прекратить, приостановить, прекращать, подвешивать, приостанавливать, подвеситьRussian
  • askiya almakTurkish
  • 暂停Chinese

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