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stop·per

 (stŏp′ər)
n.
1. A device, such as a cork or plug, that is inserted to close an opening.
2. One that causes something to stop: a conversation stopper.
3. Games A card or cards enabling one to prevent one's opponents from winning all the tricks in a particular suit in a hand of bridge.
4. Baseball A relief pitcher, especially one called upon to protect a lead.
5. Sports
a. A player who excels on defense, as in basketball.
b. In soccer, a defensive player who plays behind the center midfielder and often guards the opponent's best forward. Also called center back.
c. A goalie.
tr.v. stop·pered, stop·per·ing, stop·pers
To close with or as if with a stopper.

stopper

(ˈstɒpə)
n
1. Also: stopple a plug or bung for closing a bottle, pipe, duct, etc
2. a person or thing that stops or puts an end to something
3. (Bridge) bridge another name for stop39
vb
(tr) Also: stopple to close or fit with a stopper

stop•per

(ˈstɒp ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that stops.
2. a plug, cork, bung, or other piece for closing a bottle, tube, drain, etc.
v.t.
3. to close or secure with a stopper.
[1470–80]

stopper


Past participle: stoppered
Gerund: stoppering

Imperative
stopper
stopper
Present
I stopper
you stopper
he/she/it stoppers
we stopper
you stopper
they stopper
Preterite
I stoppered
you stoppered
he/she/it stoppered
we stoppered
you stoppered
they stoppered
Present Continuous
I am stoppering
you are stoppering
he/she/it is stoppering
we are stoppering
you are stoppering
they are stoppering
Present Perfect
I have stoppered
you have stoppered
he/she/it has stoppered
we have stoppered
you have stoppered
they have stoppered
Past Continuous
I was stoppering
you were stoppering
he/she/it was stoppering
we were stoppering
you were stoppering
they were stoppering
Past Perfect
I had stoppered
you had stoppered
he/she/it had stoppered
we had stoppered
you had stoppered
they had stoppered
Future
I will stopper
you will stopper
he/she/it will stopper
we will stopper
you will stopper
they will stopper
Future Perfect
I will have stoppered
you will have stoppered
he/she/it will have stoppered
we will have stoppered
you will have stoppered
they will have stoppered
Future Continuous
I will be stoppering
you will be stoppering
he/she/it will be stoppering
we will be stoppering
you will be stoppering
they will be stoppering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stoppering
you have been stoppering
he/she/it has been stoppering
we have been stoppering
you have been stoppering
they have been stoppering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stoppering
you will have been stoppering
he/she/it will have been stoppering
we will have been stoppering
you will have been stoppering
they will have been stoppering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stoppering
you had been stoppering
he/she/it had been stoppering
we had been stoppering
you had been stoppering
they had been stoppering
Conditional
I would stopper
you would stopper
he/she/it would stopper
we would stopper
you would stopper
they would stopper
Past Conditional
I would have stoppered
you would have stoppered
he/she/it would have stoppered
we would have stoppered
you would have stoppered
they would have stoppered

stopper

One of two centerbacks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stopper - an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
routine, number, act, bit, turn - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
2.stopper - a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
3.stopper - (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
4.stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightlystopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
bung, spile - a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
bottle cork, cork - the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
drainplug - a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
earplug - a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
fipple - a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
tampion, tompion - plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
tampon - plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
spigot, tap - a plug for a bunghole in a cask
Verb1.stopper - close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
plug, stop up, secure - fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"

stopper

noun cork, top, cap, plug, lid, bung a bottle of colourless liquid sealed with a cork stopper

stopper

noun
Something used to fill a hole, space, or container:
Translations
سِدادَه
zátka
prop
tappi, lok

stopper

[ˈstɒpəʳ]
A. Ntapón m (Tech) → taco m, tarugo m
B. VTtapar, taponar

stopper

[ˈstɒpər] n [bottle, jar] → bouchon mstop press n (British) (= late news) → nouvelles fpl de dernière minutestop sign nstop m

stopper

n (= plug)Stöpsel m; (= cork also)Pfropfen m
vtverstöpseln

stopper

[ˈstɒpəʳ] ntappo

stop

(stop) past tense, past participle stopped verb
1. to (make something) cease moving, or come to rest, a halt etc. He stopped the car and got out; This train does not stop at Birmingham; He stopped to look at the map; He signalled with his hand to stop the bus.
2. to prevent from doing something. We must stop him (from) going; I was going to say something rude but stopped myself just in time.
3. to discontinue or cease eg doing something. That woman just can't stop talking; The rain has stopped; It has stopped raining.
4. to block or close. He stopped his ears with his hands when she started to shout at him.
5. to close (a hole, eg on a flute) or press down (a string on a violin etc) in order to play a particular note.
6. to stay. Will you be stopping long at the hotel?
noun
1. an act of stopping or state of being stopped. We made only two stops on our journey; Work came to a stop for the day.
2. a place for eg a bus to stop. a bus stop.
3. in punctuation, a full stop. Put a stop at the end of the sentence.
4. a device on a flute etc for covering the holes in order to vary the pitch, or knobs for bringing certain pipes into use on an organ.
5. a device, eg a wedge etc, for stopping the movement of something, or for keeping it in a fixed position. a door-stop.
ˈstoppage (-pidʒ) noun
(an) act of stopping or state or process of being stopped. The building was at last completed after many delays and stoppages.
ˈstopper noun
an object, eg a cork, that is put into the neck of a bottle, jar, hole etc to close it.
ˈstopping noun
a filling in a tooth. One of my stoppings has come out.
ˈstopcock noun
a tap and valve for controlling flow of liquid through a pipe.
ˈstopgap noun
a person or thing that fills a gap in an emergency. He was made headmaster as a stopgap till a new man could be appointed; (also adjective) stopgap arrangements.
ˈstopwatch noun
a watch with a hand that can be stopped and started, used in timing a race etc.
put a stop to
to prevent from continuing. We must put a stop to this waste.
stop at nothing
to be willing to do anything, however dishonest etc, in order to get something. He'll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
stop dead
to stop completely. I stopped dead when I saw him.
stop off
to make a halt on a journey etc. We stopped off at Edinburgh to see the castle.
stop over to make a stay of a night or more: We're planning to stop over in Amsterdam ( noun ˈstop-over)
stop up
to block. Some rubbish got into the drain and stopped it up.
References in classic literature ?
And there was a bottle that had had milk in it, and it had a rag stopper for a baby to suck.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
I heard a water-tight door, furnished with stopper plates, close upon us, and we were wrapped in profound darkness.
Villefort ran to her and seized her hand, which convulsively clasped a crystal bottle with a golden stopper.
Now here is Mistress Remarkable Pettibones; just take the stopper off her tongue, and you’ll hear a gabbling worse like than if you should happen to fall to leeward in crossing a French privateer, or some such thing, mayhap, as a dozen monkeys stowed in one bag.
So saying, he unslung the leathern pottle from the end of his staff, and, drawing the stopper therefrom, he handed it to the lass who had carried his staff, first wiping the mouth of the pottle upon his sleeve.
As his courage appeared to be fast failing him, and he trifled with the stopper in a manner which threatened the dismissal of the bottle to its old place, Newman took up one of the little glasses, and clinked it, twice or thrice, against the bottle, as a gentle reminder that he had not been helped yet.
I discovered the bottle, carefully guarded by a glass stopper tied over with leather.
But that gentleman, in reply, surlily damned him for a thief and rebel as he was, and with many disinterested imprecations on his own eyes, liver, blood, and body, assured him that if it rested with him to decide, he would put a final stopper on the bird, and his master too.
To the sense of smell the house was like a sort of bottle filled with a strong distillation of Mews; and when the footman opened the door, he seemed to take the stopper out.
He put the round head of his cane in his mouth, like a stopper, when he sat down.
Once Mahon, as we were working side by side, said to me with a queer smile: 'Now, if she only would spring a tidy leak-- like that time when we first left the Channel--it would put a stopper on this fire.