To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.
- To put an end to; discontinue: The factory ceased production. See Synonyms at stop.
- To come to an end; stop: a process that never ceases.
- To stop performing an activity or action; desist: "fold our wings,/And cease from wanderings” ( Tennyson).
- Cessation; pause: We worked without cease to get the project finished on time.