ceasing, present participle; ceases, 3rd person singular present; ceased, past tense; ceased, past participle;
Come to an end
the hostilities had ceased and normal life was resumed
on his retirement the job will cease to exist
Bring (a specified action) to an end
they were asked to cease all military activity
(`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
discontinue: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
end: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"