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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something;
[syn: pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension]

2. temporary inactivity;

VERB (2)

1. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing;
- Example: "The speaker paused"
[syn: hesitate, pause]

2. cease an action temporarily;
- Example: "We pause for station identification"
- Example: "let's break for lunch"
[syn: pause, intermit, break]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thou should'st lay hold upon him. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] My soul took hold on thee. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Take fast hold of instruction. --Pror. iv. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim. [1913 Webster] The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Binding power and influence. [1913 Webster] Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest hold of. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. Something that may be grasped; means of support. [1913 Webster] If a man be upon an high place without rails or good hold, he is ready to fall. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard. [1913 Webster] They . . . put them in hold unto the next day. --Acts. iv. 3. [1913 Webster] King Richard, he is in the mighty hold Of Bolingbroke. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] New comers in an ancient hold --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mus.) A character [thus ?] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pause \Pause\ (p[add]z), n. [F., fr. L. pausa. See Pose.] 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation. [1913 Webster] 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt. [1913 Webster] I stand in pause where I shall first begin. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts. [1913 Webster] 4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses. [1913 Webster] 5. A break or paragraph in writing. [1913 Webster] He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men educated in schools observe. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) A hold. See 4th Hold, 7. [1913 Webster] Syn: Stop; cessation; suspension. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pause \Pause\, v. t. To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pause \Pause\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paused (p[add]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Pausing.] [Cf. F. pauser, L. pausare. See Pause, n., Pose.] 1. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest. "Tarry, pause a day or two." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses. [1913 Webster] 3. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay. [R.] [1913 Webster] Why doth the Jew pause? Take thy forfeiture. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect. [R.] "Take time to pause." --Shak. [1913 Webster] To pause upon, to deliberate concerning. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To intermit; stop; stay; wait; delay; tarry; hesitate; demur. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corona \Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. Coron[ae] (-n?), E. Coronas (-n?z). [L. corona crown. See Crown.] 1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of Column. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin. [1913 Webster] 5. (Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon. [1913 Webster] 6. (Bot.) (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil. (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ. [1913 Webster] 7. (Meteorol.) (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the sun or moon. (b) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis, formed by the concentration or convergence of luminous beams around the point in the heavens indicated by the direction of the dipping needle. [1913 Webster] 8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged pyramidically. Called also corona lucis. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster] 9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the pause or hold. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pause n 1: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something [syn: pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension] 2: temporary inactivity v 1: interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused" [syn: hesitate, pause] 2: cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch" [syn: pause, intermit, break]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

235 Moby Thesaurus words for "pause": abeyance, accent, accent mark, afterthought, back down, balance, bar, bashfulness, bind, blench, block, blockage, boggle, boggling, boundary, breach, break, breath, breathe, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, breve rest, bureaucratic delay, caesura, call a break, call a recess, call time, cancel, cease-fire, cessation, character, cigarette break, clause boundary, clause terminal, close juncture, cocktail hour, coffee break, colon, comma, compunction, custos, day off, debate, declare a recess, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, deliberate, demur, demurral, detention, diffidence, direct, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinue, discontinuity, dot, double take, downtime, dragging, drop, eighth rest, enforced respite, expression mark, falling terminal, falter, faltering, fear, fermata, fight shy of, fissure, flinch, gap, half rest, half time, half-time intermission, halt, hang back, hang off, hang-up, happy hour, have qualms, hem and haw, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitate, hesitation, hiatus, hindrance, hold, hold off, hold up, hold-up, holdup, holiday, hover, hum and haw, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermit, intermittence, interregnum, interrupt, interruption, interval, intervene, jam, jib, juncture, key signature, knock off, lacuna, lag, lagging, lapse, lay off, layoff, lead, let up, letup, ligature, logjam, lull, make bones about, mark, mark time, measure, metronomic mark, minim, modesty, moratorium, notation, objection, obstruction, off-time, open juncture, paperasserie, period, plateau, point, point of repose, ponder, presa, protest, pull back, quail, qualm, qualm of conscience, qualmishness, quarter rest, quiet spell, recess, recoil, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, relief, remission, reprieve, respite, rest, resting point, retardance, retardation, retreat, rising terminal, sandhi, scruple, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, segno, semicolon, shilly-shally, shrink, shrinking, shy, shy at, shyness, sign, signature, sixteenth rest, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, slur, spell, stand-down, stay, stay of execution, stick at, stickle, stickling, stop, stop for breath, stop to consider, stoppage, straddle the fence, strain, strain at, surcease, suspend, suspension, swell, symbol, take a break, take a recess, take a rest, take five, take ten, take time out, tea break, tempo mark, terminal, think twice about, tie, tie-up, time lag, time off, time out, time signature, truce, vacation, vinculum, wait, waver, wince, withdraw, word boundary, yield
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