[ adjective, adverb non-stop; noun non-stop ]
/ adjective, adverb ˈnɒnˈstɒp; noun ˈnɒnˌstɒp /


being without a single stop en route: a nonstop bus; a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.
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.


without a single stop en route.
Informal. without a pause or interruption or without respite; continually: My back ached nonstop for three days.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nonstop

/ (ˈnɒnˈstɒp) /

adjective, adverb

done without pause or interruptiona nonstop flight
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