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PAUSE, n. paux. [L. pausa; Gr. to cease, or cause to rest.]

1. A stop; a cessation or intermission of action, of speaking, singing, playing or the like; a temporary stop or rest.

2. Cessation proceeding from doubt; suspense.

I stand in pause where I shall first begin.

3. Break or paragraph in writing.

4. A temporary cessation in reading. The use of punctuation is to mark the pauses in writing. In verse, there are two kinds of pauses, the cesural and the final. The cesural pause divides the verse; the final pause closes it. The pauses which mark the sense, and which may be called sentential, are the same in prose and verse.

5. A mark of cessation or intermission of the voice; a point.

PAUSE, v.i. pauz. To make a short stop; to cease to speak for a time; to intermit speaking or action.

Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.

1. To stop; to wait; to forbear for a time.

Tarry, pause a day or two,

Before you hazard.

2. To be intermitted. The music pauses.

To pause upon, to deliberate.




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PAUSE, n. paux. [L. pausa; Gr. to cease, or cause to rest.]

1. A stop; a cessation or intermission of action, of speaking, singing, playing or the like; a temporary stop or rest.

2. Cessation proceeding from doubt; suspense.

I stand in pause where I shall first begin.

3. Break or paragraph in writing.

4. A temporary cessation in reading. The use of punctuation is to mark the pauses in writing. In verse, there are two kinds of pauses, the cesural and the final. The cesural pause divides the verse; the final pause closes it. The pauses which mark the sense, and which may be called sentential, are the same in prose and verse.

5. A mark of cessation or intermission of the voice; a point.

PAUSE, v.i. pauz. To make a short stop; to cease to speak for a time; to intermit speaking or action.

Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.

1. To stop; to wait; to forbear for a time.

Tarry, pause a day or two,

Before you hazard.

2. To be intermitted. The music pauses.

To pause upon, to deliberate.


PAUSE, n. [pauz; L. Sp. and It. pausa; Fr. pause; D. poos; Sw. paus; G. and Dan. pause; Gr. παυσις, from παυω, to cease, or cause to rest.]

  1. A stop; a cessation or intermission of action, of speaking, singing, playing or the like; a temporary stop or rest. – Hooker. Locke.
  2. Cessation proceeding from doubt; suspense. I stand in pause where I shall first begin. – Shak.
  3. Break or paragraph in writing. – Locke.
  4. A temporary cessation in reading. The use of punctuation is to mark the pauses in writing. In verse, there are two kinds of pauses, the cesural and the final. The cesural pause divides the verse; the final pause closes it. The pauses which mark the sense, and which may be called sentential, are the same in prose and verse.
  5. A mark of cessation or intermission of the voice; a point.

PAUSE, v.i. [pauz.]

  1. To make a short stop; to cease to speak for a time; to intermit speaking or action. Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused. – Milton.
  2. To stop; to wait; to forbear for a time. Tarry, pause a day or two, / Before you hazard. – Shak.
  3. To be intermitted. The music pauses. To pause upon, to deliberate. – Shak. Knolles.

Pause
  1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
  2. To make a short stop] to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.

    "Tarry, pause a day or two." Shak.

    Pausing while, thus to herself she mused. Milton.

  3. To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively.

    [R.] Shak.
  4. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.

    I stand in pause where I shall first begin. Shak.

  5. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
  6. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts.
  7. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.

    [R.]

    Why doth the Jew pause? Take thy forfeiture. Shak.

  8. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
  9. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.

    [R.] "Take time to pause." Shak.

    To pause upon, to deliberate concerning. Shak.

    Syn. -- To intermit; stop; stay; wait; delay; tarry; hesitate; demur.

  10. A break or paragraph in writing.

    He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men educated in schools observe. Locke.

  11. A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.

    Syn. -- Stop; cessation; suspension.

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Pause

PAUSE, noun paux. [Latin pausa; Gr. to cease, or cause to rest.]

1. A stop; a cessation or intermission of action, of speaking, singing, playing or the like; a temporary stop or rest.

2. Cessation proceeding from doubt; suspense.

I stand in pause where I shall first begin.

3. Break or paragraph in writing.

4. A temporary cessation in reading. The use of punctuation is to mark the pauses in writing. In verse, there are two kinds of pauses, the cesural and the final. The cesural pause divides the verse; the final pause closes it. The pauses which mark the sense, and which may be called sentential, are the same in prose and verse.

5. A mark of cessation or intermission of the voice; a point.

PAUSE, verb intransitive pauz. To make a short stop; to cease to speak for a time; to intermit speaking or action.

Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.

1. To stop; to wait; to forbear for a time.

Tarry, pause a day or two,

Before you hazard.

2. To be intermitted. The music pauses.

To pause upon, to deliberate.

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