Definition of stopover in English:



  • 1A break in a journey.

    ‘a brief stopover at Shannon Airport’
    • ‘They had a quick stopover in Seattle before continuing on to Beijing.’
    • ‘His one visit was a brief stopover in Italy to visit his daughter while she was studying there.’
    • ‘The whole group is in a buoyant mood, with plenty to distract us from the thought of the long flight home tomorrow, with the long stopover in Kuala Lumpur en route.’
    • ‘A number of good motels and hotels offer accommodation for a stopover, and there is a good choice of restaurants and cafes.’
    • ‘They can also arrange car hire and tailor-make itineraries, including stopovers at various US cities.’
    • ‘Plan overnight stopovers in cities you'd like to explore rather than simply rolling across the countryside at night.’
    • ‘Having being given no deadline by which they had to get themselves to Friedhold, the pair had decided to make one or two stopovers at various small towns on their way.’
    • ‘The new route, which includes a brief stopover in Hong Kong, will leave twice daily every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.’
    • ‘It's comforting to have friendly faces together with invaluable local knowledge when it comes to possible stopovers in new destinations on overseas travels.’
    • ‘The airline now runs daily flights between the two cities with a transit stopover in Vancouver.’
    • ‘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 boats are actually floating five-star hotels and make stopovers at historical spots up the river.’
    • ‘We landed for a stopover at London Stansted two hours later.’
    • ‘After making a short stopover in a Nigerian city, we reached Timbuktu on 24 February 1999.’
    • ‘It's difficult to appreciate the unique flavour of the place in a quick stopover between train and boat.’
    • ‘Yes, if you break one of these US laws you might find yourself arrested and thrown in jail next time you travel to or enjoy a stopover at a US destination.’
    • ‘Some of these tickets are one-way, and therefore not constrained by maximum-stay restrictions, while others are round-trips with extended stopovers.’
    • ‘There are stopovers in exotic places including the Galapagos Islands and Mauritius.’
    • ‘However, there is no judging of films for her this time; she is busy doing a world tour with stopovers at New York and Toronto.’
    • ‘They both enjoy trekking, but are looking for a trip that would also incorporate plenty of sightseeing and allow for stopovers in local towns and villages.’
    stay, stop, break, stop-off, visit
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    1. 1.1A place where a journey is broken.
      ‘easy vehicle access makes the spot a favourite stopover for camper vanners’
      • ‘They had been in negotiations with race organisers with a view to Leith being the penultimate stopover, but the Dutch port has won the bid.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For most travellers, Haast is a stopover on the way to the glacier region north or to Wanaka, back the way you've come.’
      • ‘The views are spectacular, augmented by a flotilla of yachts whose owners favour the location as an essential stopover on the Firth of Clyde.’
      • ‘Bundaberg, the Australian town where she died, was only intended as a stopover on the way to the reef.’
      • ‘Best known as a long-haul stopover en route to destinations like Bali and Australia, it is an easy first step into Asia.’
      • ‘The next stopover was Kovai Kutrallam and the picturesque locale was nothing short of breathtaking.’
      • ‘If we know people who have already made that particular trip, we ask them whether there are certain spots to avoid, where the best stopovers are, etc.’
      • ‘As it's only a 45 minute drive from the tourist honeytrap of Udaipur, Devigarh is rapidly pulling the top end crowd away from the traditional stopovers of the palaces in Udaipur.’
      • ‘In their journey, which covered 50 islands, they reached Kochi, their only stopover in India, after visiting Bali.’
      • ‘This small farming township is a welcoming stopover about 90 minutes drive from Hastings.’
      • ‘From Madrid via Alexandria en route to the city of Antwerp, the current stopover is New Delhi.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Today the preserve may be one of the world's most vital stopovers for migratory birds.’
      • ‘Oronsay was allegedly one of St Columba's stopovers en route to Iona and a 16 th-century priory and magnificent Celtic cross are among its attractions.’