- IPA: /səˈspɛnd/
suspend (suspends, present participle suspending; past and past participle suspended)
- To halt something temporarily.
- The meeting was suspended for lunch.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
- Suspend your indignation against my brother.
- The guard nor fights nor flies; their fate so near / At once suspends their courage and their fear.
- To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.
- to suspend one's judgement or one's disbelief
- To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event.
- to suspend a thread of execution in a computer program
- To hang freely; underhang.
- to suspend a ball by a thread
- To bring a solid substance, usually in powder form, into suspension in a liquid.
- (obsolete) To make to depend.
- God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
- To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.
- to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club
- Good men should not be suspended from the exercise of their ministry and deprived of their livelihood for ceremonies which are on all hands acknowledged indifferent.
- (chemistry) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
- (travel, aviation) To remove the value of an unused coupon from an air ticket, typically so as to allow continuation of the next sectors' travel.
- (to halt something temporarily; to discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event) resume
- French: suspendre, mettre en suspension
- French: suspendre
- German: aufheben, aussetzen, aufschieben
- Italian: sospendere
- Portuguese: suspender
- Russian: прекраща́ть
- Spanish: suspender