Definitions for: Impasse


[n] a street with only one way in or out
[n] a situation in which no progress can be made; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im`passe" ([a^]N`p[aum]s"; E. [i^]m*p[.a]s"), n. [F.]
An impassable road or way; a blind alley; cul-de-sac; fig., a
position or predicament affording no escape.

The issue from the present impasse will, in all
probability, proceed from below, not from above.
--Arnold
White.

Synonyms: blind alley, cul de sac, dead-end street, deadlock, stalemate, standstill

See Also: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, thoroughfare

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