from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Complete cessation of activity or progress: Work came to a standstill.
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- n. complete immobility; halt
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state of rest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A halt; a pause; a stop, especially in consequence of obstruction, exhaustion, or perplexity.
- Deficient in progress or advancement; unprogressive: as, a standstill policy.
- n. The state of standing still; a state of immobility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile
- n. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
- n. an interruption of normal activity
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