pause

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See also: Pause, -pause, and pausé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pause, from Latin pausa, from Ancient Greek παῦσις (paûsis)

Pronunciation[edit]

Rhymes: -ɔːz

Verb[edit]

pause (third-person singular simple present pauses, present participle pausing, simple past and past participle paused)

  1. (intransitive) To interrupt an activity and wait.
    When telling the scary story, he paused for effect.
    • Shakespeare
      Tarry, pause a day or two.
    • Milton
      pausing while thus to herself she mused
  2. (intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
    • Shakespeare
      Why doth the Jew pause? Take thy forfeiture.
  3. (transitive) To halt the play or playback of, temporarily, so that it can be resumed from the same point.
    to pause a song, a video, or a computer game
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To consider; to reflect.
    • Shakespeare
      Take time to pause.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

pause (plural pauses)

  1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 23, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough. He would stand leaning on a stick and holding a hand to his side, and when the paroxysm had passed it left him shaking.
  2. A short time for relaxing and doing something else.
  3. Hesitation; suspense; doubt.
  4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation mark.
    Teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
  5. A break or paragraph in writing.
    • John Locke (1632-1705)
      He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men educated in schools observe.
  6. Alternative spelling of Pause (a button that pauses or resumes something).

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pausa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pause f (plural pauses)

  1. pause, break

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pause f

  1. plural form of pausa

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek παύω (paúō, stop).

Noun[edit]

pause m

  1. pause (short time for relaxing)

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • “pause” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

pause

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of pausar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of pausar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of pausar.