Fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members


Material for filling a cavity.

the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch; "the violinist''s stopping was excellent"

fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Stop

Material for filling a cavity.

A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.

A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.


Stop"ping , n. 1. Material for filling a cavity. 2. (Mining) A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air. 3. (Far.) A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist. Youatt.

Material for filling a cavity.


Usage Examples

When I go outside of L.A., no matter where it is, really anywhere I go, people will be stopping me or taking pictures or whatever it is. And it's great. It's amazing. I'm just lucky.

Even if people do wrong, we're social animals, so what can we do about stopping them doing the same things in future? Saying people are 'bad' or 'evil' is just an unwillingness to engage an unwillingness to try to empathise. That sanctimonious attitude doesn't help anyone.

It's interesting - I always thought when I was doing more melodramatic stuff like 'Everwood' that the directors were constantly reeling me in and stopping me from being funny.

We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.

There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.

There are many ways to grow football-wise. You go slow or are pushed to go faster, otherwise you get left behind. For me, there would be trouble in stopping learning.

We're all like children. We may think we grow up, but to me, being grown up is death, stopping thinking, trying to find out things, going on learning.

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Other Usage Examples

President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage.

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

Certainly, protecting oppressed people, stopping ethnic conflict and promoting responsible governance are worthy goals. But none is as important for American security and prosperity as keeping the peace in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia.

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.

I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch.


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