[ adjective, adverb non-stop; noun non-stop ]
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  1. being without a single stop en route: a nonstop bus; a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.

  2. happening, done, or held without a stop or pause or without offering relief or respite: The ambassador faced a nonstop schedule of meetings and interviews during her visit.

  1. without a single stop en route.

  2. Informal. without a pause or interruption or without respite; continually: My back ached nonstop for three days.

  1. a long-distance airline flight that makes no stops between the starting point and the destination.

Origin of nonstop

First recorded in 1900–05; non- + stop

Words Nearby nonstop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for nonstop


/ (ˈnɒnˈstɒp) /

adjective, adverb
  1. done without pause or interruption: a nonstop flight

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