Pause

Definition of Pause

Pronunciation: pạzd
n.1.A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
2.Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
I stand in pause where I shall first begin.
- Shak.
3.In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts.
4.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.
5.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.
6.(Mus.) A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
v. i.1.To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.
[imp. & p. p. Paused (pạzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Pausing.]
Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.
- Milton.
2.To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
3.To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
Why doth the Jew pause? Take thy forfeiture.
- Shak.
4.To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.
To pause upon
to deliberate concerning.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To cause to stop or rest; - used reflexively.

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