Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change
142. [Change from Action to Rest.] Cessation.
CESSATION, discontinuance, desistance, desinence.
intermission, remission; suspense, suspension; interruption; stop; hitch [colloq.]; stopping &c. v.; stoppage, halt; arrival [See Arrival].
PAUSE, rest, lull, respite, truce, truce of God, armistice, stay, drop; interregnum, abeyance.
[IN DEBATE] closure, cloture, clôture [F.].
DEADLOCK, checkmate, backwater, dead water, dead stand, dead stop; end [See End]; death [See Death].
PUNCTUATION, comma, semicolon, colon, period, full stop, cæsura.
CEASE, discontinue, desist, stay; break off, leave off; hold, stop, pull up, stop short; check, check in full career, deadlock; stick, hang fire; halt; pause, rest.
come to a -stand, - standstill, - dead-lock, - full stop; arrive [See Arrival]; go out, die away; wear away, wear off; pass away (be past) [See Preterition]; be at an end.
HAVE DONE WITH, give over, surcease, shut up shop; give up (relinquish) [See Relinquishment].
hold -, stay- ones hand; rest on ones oars, repose on ones laurels.
INTERRUPT, suspend, interpel [obs.]; intermit, remit; put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to; derail; bring to a -stand, - standstill; stop, stall, cut short, arrest, stem the -tide, - torrent; pull the check-string.
STOP! hold! enough! avast! [naut.], have done! a truce to! soft! leave off! tenez! [F.], fade away! [slang], let up! [slang], cut it out! [slang].