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Webster 1913 Edition


Cease

Cease

(sēs)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ceased
(sēst)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Ceasing
.]
[OE.
cessen
,
cesen
, F.
cesser
, fr. L.
cessare
, v. intensive fr.
cedere
to withdraw. See
Cede
, and cf.
Cessation
.]
1.
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.
2.
To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
Syn. – To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.

Cease

,
Verb.
T.
To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
But he, her fears to
cease

Sent down the meek-eyed peace.
Milton.
Cease
, then, this impious rage.
Milton

Cease

,
Noun.
Extinction.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cease

CEASE

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To stop moving, acting or speaking; to leave of; to give over; followed by from before a noun.
It is an honor for a man to cease from strife. Prov. 20.
2.
To fail; to be wanting.
The poor shall never cease out of the land. Deut. 15.
3.
To stop; to be at an end; as, the wonder ceases; the storm has ceased.
4.
To be forgotten.
I would make the remembrance of them to cease. Deut. 32.
5.
To abstain; as, cease from anger. Ps. 37.
To cease from labor, is to rest; to cease from strife, is to be quiet; but in such phrases, the sense of cease is not varied.

CEASE

,
Verb.
T.
To put a stop to; to put an end to. Cease this impious rage. [But in this use the phrase is generally elliptical,]

CEASE

,
Noun.
Extinction.

Definition 2021


cease

cease

English

Verb

cease (third-person singular simple present ceases, present participle ceasing, simple past and past participle ceased)

  1. (formal, intransitive) To stop.
    And with that, his twitching ceased.
  2. (formal, transitive) To stop doing (something).
    And with that, he ceased twitching.
  3. (obsolete) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xv. 11
      The poor shall never cease out of the land.
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