Definition of stopover in English:


Line breaks: stop|over
Pronunciation: /ˈstɒpəʊvə


  • 1A break in a journey: a brief stopover at Shannon Airport
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    • His one visit was a brief stopover in Italy to visit his daughter while she was studying there.
    • The delegation will have a two-day stopover in New York en route to Haiti and a one-day stopover in Los Angeles on the return trip.
    • The new route, which includes a brief stopover in Hong Kong, will leave twice daily every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
    stay, stop, break, stop-off, visit
    formal sojourn
  • 1.1A place where a journey is broken: easy vehicle access makes the spot a favourite stopover for camper vanners
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    • The quiet, rural hamlet of Baycliff is only a stone's throw away and like its neighbours boasts some of the nicest eateries and stopovers in the area.
    • The views are spectacular, augmented by a flotilla of yachts whose owners favour the location as an essential stopover on the Firth of Clyde.
    • The old town was established by the Spanish in 1519 and was a central stopover between the old and new world, making it a most cosmopolitan spot.

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