Meaning of CEASE in English


v. & n. & intr. stop; bring or come to an end (ceased breathing).

n. (in without cease) unending. cease fire Mil. stop firing. cease-fire n. 1 the order to do this. 2 a period of truce; a suspension of hostilities.

[ ME f. OF cesser, L cessare frequent. of cedere cess- yield ]

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