The word stop has several possible meanings in the English language, but most commonly means to cease moving.

Additionally, "stop" can refer to:

* STOP Programme - (An acronym for "Straight Thinking On Probation") - In some jurisdictions, offenders of certain offences, especially sexual offences, are put on a STOP programme to modify their criminal behavior.

* STOP - (An acronym for "Safety Training Observation Program") - The STOP™ series provides a path to workplace safety excellence by making safe behavior and workplace conditions part of the work culture, thus preventing injuries and incidents. It is the most popular and successful workplace safety training on the global market today.STOP™ programs use a combination of methods to give people the information, skills and willingness to work more safely, maximize their learning and apply what they learn to the real world. The programs feature a three-part approach:

• Individual self-study. Workbooks are used to introduce basic concepts and begin safety skill development.

• Field or application activities. STOP™ program participants practice what they have learned in their own work areas.

• Group meetings. After viewing a video, participants discuss what they have learned and consider how it can be applied.

* Stops (Dynamic Range), the amount of contrast between black and white in video, film, and still photography
* A stop consonant in linguistics (also known as a plosive or occlusive)
* Aperture, a structure that limits the diameter of a light path in an optical system
**F-stops, a unit of measure of aperture
**Exposure (photography), a relative measure of exposure
* Stop squark, the supersymmetric partner of the top quark, in particle physics
* Stop codon in genetic code.
* Full stop, a punctuation mark known in the U.S. as a "period" and shortened to stop in telegraph messages
* The point on an animal's head at which the muzzle meets the forehead
* Blue Screen of Death, an error in Microsoft Windows or Windows-based operating systems
* Stop, a brand name climbing device made by Petzl

*In film:
**"Stop", a 1972 film directed by Jean Beaudin
**"Stop!", a 2004 Indian film starring Dia Mirza
* In music:
** Organ stop, one or more ranks of pipes used together to make a particular sound on a pipe organ; also the control used to select them
** Double stop, stopping multiple strings on a stringed instrument
** Bands:
***"Stop", Italian Rock Band
** Songs:
***"Stop" by Omar Naber
***"Stop" by Pink Floyd
***"Stop" by the Spice Girls
***"Stop", by the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
***"Stop!" by Erasure
***"Stop!" by Sam Brown, notably covered by Jamelia
***"Stop!" by Jane's Addiction
***"Stop!" by Against Me!
*** "Stop, hey, what's that sound?", the famous first line of the chorus to "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield, which is sometimes mistaken as its title.
***"Stop" by Death Angel
** Albums:
*** "Stop" by Franco De Vita
*** "Stop" by the Plain White T's
*** "Stop!" by Sam Brown

ee also

* Bus stop, trolleybus stop and tram stop, places where the bus or tram stops for people to get on and off
* Door stop, a wedge to stop a door from closing when you want it open
* Stop sign, a traffic sign informing drivers to make a temporary stop
* "Terry" stop, in U.S. law, a stop-and-frisk law enforcement procedure less intrusive than an arrest, so probable cause is not required
* Truck stop, an eating establishment on a major trucking route with a large carpark for truck drivers to stop and refresh themselves, and often with other amenities available
* Stop light, a group of lights: red, amber or green
* Hammertime
* A font designed by Aldo Novarese
*Collaborate and Listen
*Stop Descender (petzl) - equipment used for abseiling.

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