stopover

noun
stop·​over | \ ˈstäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce stopover (audio) \

Definition of stopover

1 : a stop at an intermediate point in one's journey
2 : a stopping place on a journey

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Examples of stopover in a Sentence

The city is a favorite stopover for tourists. I've been to Belgium—if you count a stopover in Brussels on my way to Istanbul.
Recent Examples on the Web After a career of far-flung postings and a diplomat’s ease for sizing up exotic cultures, her mission before the House Intelligence Committee still resembled that of a wayward stopover in a strange land. Mark Leibovich, New York Times, "Labeled ‘Bad News’ by the President, an Ambassador Headlines a Bad Day for Trump," 15 Nov. 2019 Florida, seen through Crowley’s eyes, is a migratory stopover for the most elite burglars and safe teams. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "The Rise and Fall of an All-Star Crew of Jewel Thieves," 17 Dec. 2019 Qaim was once a thriving stopover on the highway linking Damascus and Baghdad. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Iraq and Syria open border crossing closed since 2012," 30 Sep. 2019 Qaim was once a thriving stopover on the highway linking Damascus and Baghdad. Washington Post, "Iraq and Syria open border crossing closed since 2012," 30 Sep. 2019 During the 14th century, what is now Ebbsfleet was a stopover point for pilgrims traveling to Canterbury, and in more recent centuries, the area served as an important site for shipping and watercress cultivation. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Roman Ear Cleaner, Tweezers Unearthed in England," 12 Dec. 2019 Flying to Dubai in style and staying in elegance have become bucket-list adventures for many; the city also serves as a popular free stopover location for travelers crisscrossing the globe on Emirates airline. Jolene Latimer, chicagotribune.com, "For luxury with cultural awareness, look to Doha," 6 Dec. 2019 Flying to Dubai in style and staying in elegance have become bucket-list adventures for many; the city also serves as a popular free stopover location for travelers crisscrossing the globe on Emirates airline. Jolene Latimer, Washington Post, "Instead of luxurious, bustling Dubai, try underrated Doha," 4 Dec. 2019 The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's top tourism destinations, with more than 6 million stopover tourists last year, including 2.2 million Americans, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Rosa Flores, CNN, "Three American tourists died of natural causes in the Dominican Republic, FBI tests show," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of stopover

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stopover was in 1885

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17 Jan 2020

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“Stopover.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stopover. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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stopover

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How to pronounce stopover (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stopover

: a brief period of time when you stop at a place during a journey also : a place where a stopover occurs

stopover

noun
stop·​over | \ ˈstäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce stopover (audio) \

Kids Definition of stopover

: a stop made during a journey

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