Stop sign mean to come to a complete stop. Look around you to be sure it is safe before you proceed. You don't slow down, you don't coast, you come to a full and complete stop.
It means STOP. Not slow down, but come to a complete stop (if you are driving) and check all ways for other traffic before you proceed. If you are walking, stop and look in all directions to be sure it's safe to move forward. (STOP signs for walkers are generally smaller than those for drivers.)