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NOUN (2)

1. fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members;
[syn: fillet, stopping]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stop \Stop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stopped; p. pr. & vb. n. Stopping.] [OE. stoppen, AS. stoppian (in comp.); akin to LG. & D. stoppen, G. stopfen, Icel. stoppa, Sw. stoppa, Dan. stoppe; all probably fr. LL. stopare, stupare, fr. L. stuppa the coarse part of flax, tow, oakum. Cf. Estop, Stuff, Stupe a fomentation.] 1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage. [1913 Webster] 3. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood. [1913 Webster] 4. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity. [1913 Webster] Whose disposition all the world well knows Will not be rubbed nor stopped. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mus.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part. [1913 Webster] 6. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. [R.] [1913 Webster] If his sentences were properly stopped. --Landor. [1913 Webster] 7. (Naut.) To make fast; to stopper. [1913 Webster] Syn: To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt. [1913 Webster] To stop off (Founding), to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern is not wanted for the casting. To stop the mouth. See under Mouth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stopping \Stop"ping\, n. 1. Material for filling a cavity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. (Far.) A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist. --Youatt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stopping n 1: fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members [syn: fillet, stopping] 2: 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"