English noun: stoppage
|1.||stoppage (state) the state of inactivity following an interruption|
|Samples||The negotiations were in arrest.|
Held them in check.
During the halt he got some lunch.
The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow.
He spent the entire stop in his seat.
|Synonyms||arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop|
|Broader (hypernym)||inaction, inactiveness, inactivity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||countercheck, logjam|
|2.||stoppage (artifact) an obstruction in a pipe or tube|
|Samples||We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.|
|Synonyms||block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop|
|Broader (hypernym)||impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor|
|Narrower (hyponym)||breech closer, breechblock, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock|
|3.||stoppage (act) the act of stopping something|
|Samples||The third baseman made some remarkable stops.|
His stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood.
|Broader (hypernym)||act, deed, human action, human activity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||haemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis, stand-down, standdown|