View synonyms for stopping


[ stop-ing ]


, Mining.
  1. a barrier erected to prevent the flow of air or gas.


/ ˈstɒpɪŋ /


  1. informal.
    a dental filling
  2. a solid barrier in a mine tunnel to seal off harmful gases, fire, fresh air from used air, etc


  1. making many stops in a journey

    a stopping train

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Word History and Origins

Origin of stopping1

1700–05; special use of stopping, verbal noun of stop; -ing 1

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Example Sentences

It’s ideal for year-round traction and features the EcoPlus Technology, which provides fuel savings, shorter stopping distances on wet roads, and extended tread life.

For example, in mobile gaming apps, ads can be placed at logical stopping points between levels, taking up the entire mobile screen without disrupting play.

From Digiday

With no natural predators, there’s no stopping water fleas once they land in a lake.

Instead of a temporary stopping point for early-career TikTokers, she wanted the house to act as a set for a forthcoming reality show about local influencers.

From Vox

For example, the stopping time of 10 is 6, and the stopping time of 11 is 14.

I always wanted to have a career like his—except for the stopping work thing.

So there were deep reasons, both personal and artistic, for stopping my story at that point.

Cook walked more slowly than most, stopping to engage with passersby who expressed their own frustration and support.

His bloodthirsty fighters might be Baghdad's best hope of stopping the Islamic State.

That really hit me, the continuous flow of ideas without stopping.

He got her into a cab at last, and they had reached the Haggards' house in May Fair, at which, they were stopping for the night.

“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.

She turned back into the room and began to walk to and fro down its whole length without stopping, without resting.

If there be no facilities for stopping for the night, a driver is not negligent should he proceed through the fog.

She would not see the offered hand, but swept onwards with a cold curtsey, stopping just a moment to speak to her husband.





stopperStopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening