Definition and Meanings for suspend

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Suspend is ranked 3,805 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of suspend

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of suspend

f. suspendre, or of. souspendre (where the prefix is l. subtus below, from sub under), l. suspendere, suspensum; pref. sus- (see sub-) + pendere to hang. see pedant, and cf. suspense, n.pos

Meaning of suspend


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
  • to make to depend; as, god hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
  • to cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
  • to hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
  • to debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
  • to cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
  • to support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.

as intransitive verb

  • to cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).
  • No antonyms for suspend

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