This week’s Word of the Week is, “Cease.” verb (used without object), ceased, ceasing. top; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased. Obsolete. to pass away; die out. verb (used with object), ceased, ceasing. to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling. noun cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.