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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Synonyms for stopover


layover, stop

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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.

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Tsai is spending an unusually long stopover of four nights in the country, including two nights in New York. Ben Westcott, CNN, "China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies," 15 July 2019 The Lowdown Getting There: Portugal’s TAP flies from Lisbon to São Tomé with a stopover in Accra, Ghana. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Fantasized About Being a Castaway? Check Out This Island Holiday," 18 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, a member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s advance guard for his trip to the G20 summit may have been carrying 85lb of cocaine, Spanish police alleged after finding the stash and arresting the crew member during a stopover. Alan Murray, Fortune, "The Limits of Employee Activism: CEO Daily," 27 June 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. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "FBI assisting Dominican Republic authorities by looking at minibar toxicology samples of US tourists who died," 21 June 2019 There was a lot to unwrap after the finale of a three-game stopover between road trips. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres sweep Brewers with big blast from Reyes, save from Stammen," 19 June 2019 Newport is the only North American stopover on this event, considered to be the world’s most grueling ocean race., "Nautical and nice in Newport as Volvo Ocean Race comes sailing in," 25 Apr. 2018 Greece Shutterstock Located in the picturesque island of Santorini in the South Aegean, Oia is a photogenic stopover with a colorful maze of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 Just two hours from Paris by train, Lyon makes an easy one- or two-night stopover. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Loving Lyon: France’s culinary capital is off the tourist path," 20 Feb. 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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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


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

Kids Definition of stopover

: a stop made during a journey

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