English noun: cease
|1.||cease (time) (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end|
|Broader (hypernym)||end, ending|
English verb: cease
|1.||cease (stative) put an end to a state or an activity|
|Samples||Quit teasing your little brother.|
|Examples||They cease moving|
|Synonyms||discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing
|Narrower (hyponym)||break, call it a day, call it quits, cheese, close off, drop, knock off, leave off, pull the plug, retire, shut off, sign off, withdraw|
|Antonyms||preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on|
|2.||cease (stative) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||end, finish, stop, terminate|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjourn, break, break up, climax, close, come out, conclude, culminate, cut out, disappear, disappear, discontinue, go, go away, go out, lapse, pass away, recess, run low, run out, run short, turn out, vanish, vanish|