- full stop
- nouna punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations-
in England they call a period a stop• Syn: ↑period, ↑point, ↑stop, ↑full point• Hypernyms: ↑punctuation, ↑punctuation mark• Hyponyms: ↑suspension point
* * *full stop,Especially British. the point marking the end of a sentence; period.
* * *In British English, the punctuation mark which you use at the end of a sentence (.) is called a full stop. In American English, it is called a period. See entry at ↑ Punctuation.\
* * *n. chiefly Brit. another term for period (sense 2)
* * *noun, pl ⋯ stops [count]Brit : ↑period 5a, 1
* * *ˌfull ˈstop [full stop] noun, adverbthe mark (.) used at the end of a sentence and in some abbreviations, for example e.g.Example Bank:
Put a full stop at the end of the sentence.
The items are separated with a full stop.Idiom: ↑come to a full stopadverb (BrE) (also period NAmE, BrE) (informal) used at the end of a sentence to emphasize that there is nothing more to say about a subject
I've already told you— we can't afford it, full stop!See also: ↑full point ▪ ↑period ▪ ↑stop
Useful english dictionary. 2012.