Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

full stop

period (defs 10, 11).
Origin of full stop
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for full stop
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • As quickly as it could be done she brought the Bear Cat to a full stop.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • However, I'll take it out, as you wish it, and make the full stop at "secrecy."

  • "Well, go on," said Linton, as the other came to a full stop.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • The proper point therefore should be something less than the full stop.


    Paul Allardyce
  • After these words, we have a choice of the comma, the colon, and the full stop.


    Paul Allardyce
British Dictionary definitions for full stop

full stop

the punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etc Also called (esp US and Canadian) period
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for full stop

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for full

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for full stop