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Definition of Pause

Pause

  1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
  2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
  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.
  6. A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
  7. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.
  8. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
  9. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
  10. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.
  11. To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively.
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Pause Translations

pause in Afrikaans is pouse
pause in Dutch is pauzeren
pause in Finnish is tauko
pause in French is pause
pause in Portuguese is pausa
pause in Spanish is descanso, hacer una pausa, pausa
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