verb (used with or without object), stoped, stop·ing.
Origin of stope
Examples from the Web for stopes
Dr. Stopes has attempted to meet the need of such seekers, and her book will certainly be warmly welcomed by them.Married Love|Marie Carmichael Stopes
Mrs. Stopes herself discovered the documents which disprove her theory.Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown|Andrew Lang
Dr. Stopes is by calling a fossil botanist, and her scientific training gives restraint and substance to all her verse.
Dr. Stopes has written a lucid and serviceable introduction on the N plays, which deserve the study of every student of the drama.
That is Dr. Stopes, the learned geologist, said the hostess, and the Yokohama matron collapsed.A Journal from Japan|Marie Carmichael Stopes
Word Origin for stope
1778, "to cut in stopes" (1747), apparently cognate with step (n.). Related: Stoped.