To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a
ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of
eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding;
to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to
suspend one's judgment or opinion.
To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any
privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of
income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a
member of a club.
To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as,
to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative
To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by
stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop
payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a
commercial firm or a bank).