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 for Pause
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), n.
     1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the
        manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp;
        clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take
        and lay.
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              Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.
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              Thou should'st lay hold upon him.     --B. Jonson.
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              My soul took hold on thee.            --Addison.
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              Take fast hold of instruction.        --Pror. iv.
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     2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
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              The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak.
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     3. Binding power and influence.
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              Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest
              hold of.                              --Tillotson.
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     4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
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              If a man be upon an high place without rails or good
              hold, he is ready to fall.            --Bacon.
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     5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody;
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              They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
                                                    --Acts. iv. 3.
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              King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
              Of Bolingbroke.                       --Shak.
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     6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle;
        -- often called a stronghold. --Chaucer.
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              New comers in an ancient hold         --Tennyson.
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     7. (Mus.) A character [thus ?] placed over or under a note or
        rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called
        also pause, and corona.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pause \Pause\ (p[add]z), n. [F., fr. L. pausa. See Pose.]
     1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action;
        interruption; suspension; cessation.
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     2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence;
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              I stand in pause where I shall first begin. --Shak.
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     3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension
        of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of
        sentences and their parts.
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     4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and
        nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation
        point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
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     5. A break or paragraph in writing.
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              He writes with warmth, which usually neglects
              method, and those partitions and pauses which men
              educated in schools observe.          --Locke.
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     6. (Mus.) A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
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     Syn: Stop; cessation; suspension.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pause \Pause\, v. t.
     To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively. [R.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pause \Pause\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paused (p[add]zd); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Pausing.] [Cf. F. pauser, L. pausare. See Pause,
     n., Pose.]
     1. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit
        speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest. "Tarry,
        pause a day or two." --Shak.
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              Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused.
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     2. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
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     3. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay. [R.]
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              Why doth the Jew pause? Take thy forfeiture. --Shak.
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     4. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to
        reflect. [R.] "Take time to pause." --Shak.
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     To pause upon, to deliberate concerning. --Shak.
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     Syn: To intermit; stop; stay; wait; delay; tarry; hesitate;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corona \Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. Coron[ae] (-n?), E.
     Coronas (-n?z). [L. corona crown. See Crown.]
     1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward
        for distinguished services.
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     2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the
        under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as
        to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.
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     3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or
        the skull; a crown.
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     4. (Zool.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
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     5. (Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola,
        which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the
        sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
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     6. (Bot.)
        (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often
            forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
        (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.
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     7. (Meteorol.)
        (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of
            the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as
            the sun or moon.
        (b) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis, formed by
            the concentration or convergence of luminous beams
            around the point in the heavens indicated by the
            direction of the dipping needle.
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     8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of
        churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It
        is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged
        pyramidically. Called also corona lucis. --Fairholt.
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     9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the pause or hold.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
           of something [syn: pause, intermission, break,
           interruption, suspension]
      2: temporary inactivity
      v 1: interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The
           speaker paused" [syn: hesitate, pause]
      2: cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station
         identification"; "let's break for lunch" [syn: pause,
         intermit, break]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  235 Moby Thesaurus words for "pause":
     abeyance, accent, accent mark, afterthought, back down, balance,
     bar, bashfulness, bind, blench, block, blockage, boggle, boggling,
     boundary, breach, break, breath, breathe, breather,
     breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time,
     breve rest, bureaucratic delay, caesura, call a break,
     call a recess, call time, cancel, cease-fire, cessation, character,
     cigarette break, clause boundary, clause terminal, close juncture,
     cocktail hour, coffee break, colon, comma, compunction, custos,
     day off, debate, declare a recess, delay, delayage,
     delayed reaction, deliberate, demur, demurral, detention,
     diffidence, direct, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinue,
     discontinuity, dot, double take, downtime, dragging, drop,
     eighth rest, enforced respite, expression mark, falling terminal,
     falter, faltering, fear, fermata, fight shy of, fissure, flinch,
     gap, half rest, half time, half-time intermission, halt, hang back,
     hang off, hang-up, happy hour, have qualms, hem and haw, hesitance,
     hesitancy, hesitate, hesitation, hiatus, hindrance, hold, hold off,
     hold up, hold-up, holdup, holiday, hover, hum and haw, interim,
     interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermit, intermittence,
     interregnum, interrupt, interruption, interval, intervene, jam,
     jib, juncture, key signature, knock off, lacuna, lag, lagging,
     lapse, lay off, layoff, lead, let up, letup, ligature, logjam,
     lull, make bones about, mark, mark time, measure, metronomic mark,
     minim, modesty, moratorium, notation, objection, obstruction,
     off-time, open juncture, paperasserie, period, plateau, point,
     point of repose, ponder, presa, protest, pull back, quail, qualm,
     qualm of conscience, qualmishness, quarter rest, quiet spell,
     recess, recoil, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, relief,
     remission, reprieve, respite, rest, resting point, retardance,
     retardation, retreat, rising terminal, sandhi, scruple,
     scrupulosity, scrupulousness, segno, semicolon, shilly-shally,
     shrink, shrinking, shy, shy at, shyness, sign, signature,
     sixteenth rest, slow-up, slowdown, slowness, slur, spell,
     stand-down, stay, stay of execution, stick at, stickle, stickling,
     stop, stop for breath, stop to consider, stoppage,
     straddle the fence, strain, strain at, surcease, suspend,
     suspension, swell, symbol, take a break, take a recess,
     take a rest, take five, take ten, take time out, tea break,
     tempo mark, terminal, think twice about, tie, tie-up, time lag,
     time off, time out, time signature, truce, vacation, vinculum,
     wait, waver, wince, withdraw, word boundary, yield

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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