Associations to the word «Cease»


CEASE, verb. (formal) (intransitive) To stop.
CEASE, verb. (formal) (transitive) To stop doing (something).
CEASE, verb. (obsolete) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
CEASE AND DESIST, verb. (idiomatic) (legal) To stop and not resume an action.
CEASE AND DESIST, noun. (legal) A demanding that one "cease and desist from" continuing certain behavior, such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, slander, or libel.
CEASE TO BE, verb. (idiomatic) to die

Dictionary definition

CEASE, noun. (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end.
CEASE, verb. Put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother".
CEASE, verb. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo".

Wise words

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson