Crossword clues for cease
- Come to an end
- Knock it off
- "Give it a rest!"
- Let up
- Die out
- Partner of desist
- Fire starter?
- Go cold turkey
- Fade out
- "To ___ upon the midnight . . . ": Keats
- Desist's partner
- Have done with
- Fire preceder
- "Hold it!"
- Do no more
- Word with desist
- Stop altogether, with 35 Down
- ___ and desist
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cease \Cease\, n.
Cease \Cease\, v. t. To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
But he, her fears to cease
Sent down the meek-eyed peace.
Cease, then, this impious rage.
Cease \Cease\ (s[=e]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ceased (s[=e]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Ceasing.] [OE. cessen, cesen, F. cesser, fr. L. cessare, v. intensive fr. cedere to withdraw. See Cede, and cf. Cessation.]
To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased. ``To cease from strife.''
--Prov. xx. 3.
To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
The poor shall never cease out of the land.
--Deut. xv. 11.
Syn: To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, cesen, from Old French cesser "to come to an end, stop, cease; give up, desist," from Latin cessare "to cease, go slow, give over, leave off, be idle," frequentative of cedere (past participle cessus) "go away, withdraw, yield" (see cede). Related: Ceased; ceasing. Old English in this sense had geswican, blinnan.
"cessation, stopping," c.1300, from cease (n.) or else from Old French cesse "cease, cessation," from cesser.
vb. 1 (context formal intransitive English) To stop. 2 (context formal transitive English) To stop doing (something). 3 (context obsolete English) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
n. (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
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" [syn: end, stop, finish, terminate] [ant: begin]
Cease is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Daniel L. Cease (died 1928), American magazine editor
- Dylan Cease (born 1995), American baseball player
- Jeff Cease (born 1967), American musician
- Kyle Cease (born 1977), American actor
- Lil' Cease (born 1978), American rapper
Cease may refer to:
- CEASE, a nonprofit organization
- Cease (surname), a surname
Usage examples of "cease".
The baying was very faint now, and it ceased altogether as I approached the ancient grave I had once violated, and frightened away an abnormally large horde of bats which had been hovering curiously around it.
So there they abode a space looking down on the square and its throng, and the bells, which had been ringing when they came up, now ceased a while.
Idea to hearth and home, it would become a new thing, for it would cease to be the thing apart, the ground of all else, the receptacle of absolutely any and every form.
The advocate of equal rights is preoccupied by these opportunities for the abusive exercise of power, because from his point of view rights exercised in the interest of inequality have ceased to be righteous.
Moments later the subdued whistle of the engines faded and Dane could hear the structure of the ship creak around them as acceleration ceased.
I have the knack of putting an end to an intrigue when it has ceased to amuse me, I have no hesitation in accepting your proposal.
Next add a strong solution of sodium acetate, until the solution ceases to darken on further addition, then dilute with water to half a litre.
He provides that there shall be religion everywhere and in it the two essentials for salvation, acknowledgment of God and ceasing from evil because it is contrary to God.
If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.
Seven or eight days afterwards, Paterno told me that the actress had related the affair to him exactly in the same words which I had used, and she had added that, if I had ceased my visits, it was only because I was afraid of her taking me at my word in case I should renew my proposal.
According to the analogy of all other pulvini, such joints ought to continue circumnutating for a long period, after the adjoining parts have ceased to grow.
The science people had set up their computers under a tarp next to the admin building, and were examining the data crystals of shuttle activity before communications from the planet ceased.
During the sweating stage the patient should be left alone, but as soon as the perspiration ceases, from two to four of the Purgative Pellets should be administered, as a gentle cathartic.
Notwithstanding these precautions, and his own example, the succession of consuls finally ceased in the thirteenth year of Justinian, whose despotic temper might be gratified by the silent extinction of a title which admonished the Romans of their ancient freedom.
I never thought of revenge, for my heart, which can never cease to adore you, could never conceive such a dreadful idea.