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Definition 1: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stopper in the sense of this definition

(stopper is a kind of ...) an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

(... is a kind of stopper ) a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask

(... is a kind of stopper ) the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)

(... is a kind of stopper ) a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin

(... is a kind of stopper ) a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise

(... is a kind of stopper ) a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)

(... is a kind of stopper ) plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture

(... is a kind of stopper ) plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)

(... is a kind of stopper ) a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Definition 2: (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stopper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump

(stopper is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

(stopper belongs to category ...) any of various card games based on whist for four players

Definition 3: an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for stopper in the sense of this definition

(stopper is a kind of ...) a short performance that is part of a longer program

"he did his act three times every evening" "she had a catchy little routine" "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

Definition 4: a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for stopper in the sense of this definition

(stopper is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

Definition 5: close or secure with or as if with a stopper - [verb of contact]

Samples where stopper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stoppered the wine bottle
  • The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers

Synonyms for stopper in the sense of this definition

(stopper is a kind of ...) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

"plug the hole" "stop up the leak"

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