Word of the Week: Cease

This week’s Word of the Week is, “Cease.”

verb (used without object), ceased, ceasing.

  1. top; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.

  1. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased.

  1. Obsolete. to pass away; die out.

verb (used with object), ceased, ceasing.

  1. to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling.


  1. cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.