Meaning of cease

cease

Pronunciation: (sēs), [key]
— v., n. ceased, ceas•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.
  2. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased.
  3. to pass away; die out.
—v.t.
  1. to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling.
—n.
  1. cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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