Pause may refer to a rest, hesitation, or temporary stop.


  • Fermata, a musical pause of indefinite duration
  • Pause key, the Pause/Break key on computer keyboards
  • Stop playing audio or video, with the possibility to continue (in the case of video: with a still image)
  • pause (DOS command)

Pause may also refer to:

  • Pause (album), a 2001 album by Four Tet
  • "Pause" (Run-D.M.C. song), a 1990 song by Run-D.M.C. on their album Back from Hell Pricks
  • "Pause" (song), a song by Jay Dee (a.k.a. J Dilla)
  • Pause (film), a 1964 film by Andy Warhol
  • Pause (slang), as a slang term in hiphop music as a synonym for no homo
  • "Pause", an episode from the third season of The Boondocks
  • Pausa, the end of an utterance in linguistics
  • The Perl Authors Upload Server (PAUSE), an interface for uploading Perl modules to the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network

Famous quotes containing the word pause:

    Hours before dawn we were woken by the quake.
    My house was on a cliff. The thing could take
    Bookloads off shelves, break bottles in a row.
    Then the long pause and then the bigger shake.
    It seemed the best thing to be up and go.
    William Empson (1906–1984)

    The Crucifixion and other historical precedents notwithstanding, many of us still believe that outstanding goodness is a kind of armor, that virtue, seen plain and bare, gives pause to criminality. But perhaps it is the other way around.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    poems direct as what the birds said,
    hard as a floor, sound as a bench,
    mysterious as the silence when the tailor
    would pause with his needle in the air.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)