Origin of arresting
verb (used with object)
Origin of arrest
Synonyms for arrest
Related Words for arrestingsalient, impressive, remarkable, striking, eye-catching, extraordinary, stunning, pronounced, pointed, bold, conspicuous, notable, observable, outstanding, prominent, sensational
Examples from the Web for arresting
Contemporary Examples of arresting
The arresting officer identified him a “black” on the paperwork.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
Brown himself spent years arresting sex workers when, as Forman relays, “what [he] really wanted to do [was] help them.”To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show
December 19, 2014
Federal officials spent Wednesday arresting members of the Boyle Heights-based street gang which has strong ties to La Eme.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
The Bees Laline Paull (Ecco) This arresting debut novel is a daring dystopian story set in a beehive.The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More
December 7, 2014
Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by its context.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of arresting
Shall we pray for a second Joshua, arresting the sun, pending deliberation?The Bacillus of Beauty
I put a finger to my lips, and gave her a look by which I succeeded in arresting her.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Right in front of our eyes he was arresting Alex and signing our death warrants.Arm of the Law
I told you Naarboveck was out of reach as far as arresting him goes.A Nest of Spies
“Wait,” said the Doctor, more gravely, arresting the movement with his index finger.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
Word Origin for arrest
early 15c., "action of stopping" someone or something, verbal noun from arrest (v.).
"striking, that captures the imagination," 1792, present participle adjective from arrest (v.).
"to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from Old French arester "to stay, stop" (Modern French arrêter), from Vulgar Latin *arrestare (source of Italian arrestare, Spanish and Portuguese arrestar), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back" (see rest (n.2)). Figurative sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arest, Old French areste, from arester (see arrest (v.)).
see under arrest.