arresting etymology

English word arresting comes from English arrest

Detailed word origin of arresting

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
arrest English (eng) (obsolete, intransitive) To stay, remain. [14th-16th c.]. (obsolete, transitive) To stop the motion of (a person or animal). [14th-19th c.]. (transitive) To catch the attention of. [from 19th c.]. (transitive) To seize (someone) with the authority of the law; to take into legal custody. [from 14th c.]. (transitive) To stop or slow (a process, course etc.). [from 14th c.] (farriery) A [...]
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