Definitions for halthɔlt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to stop; cease moving, operating.

  2. (v.t.)to cause to stop; bring to a stop.

  3. (n.)a temporary or permanent stop; standstill:

    to come to a halt.

  4. (interj.)(used as a command to stop and stand motionless, as to marching troops or to a fleeing suspect.)

* Syn: See stop.

Origin of halt:

1615–25; from the phrase make halt for G halt machen. See hold1



  1. to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.

  2. to be in doubt; vacillate.

  3. to be lame; limp.

  4. (adj.)lame; limping:

    an old, halt horse.

Origin of halt:

bef. 900; ME; OE healt, c. OHG halz, ON haltr, Go halts; akin to L clādēs damage, loss


Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(noun)

    the state of inactivity following an interruption

    "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

  2. stop, halt(noun)

    the event of something ending

    "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

  3. freeze, halt(adj)

    an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

    "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

  4. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game(verb)

    disabled in the feet or legs

    "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

  5. halt, hold, arrest(verb)

    cause to stop

    "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"

  6. stop, halt(verb)

    come to a halt, stop moving

    "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"

  7. stop, halt, block, kibosh(verb)

    stop from happening or developing

    "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

  8. stem, stanch, staunch, halt(verb)

    stop the flow of a liquid

    "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. halt(noun)ɔlt

    the act of stopping progress

  2. haltɔlt

    to stop

    The truck came to a halt in front of me.; Management called a halt to the project.

  3. halt(verb)ɔlt

    to stop or make stop

    Production was halted to correct the mistake.

  4. haltɔlt

    used by soldiers to mean stop

    "Halt!" yelled the sergeant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halt

    3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth

  2. Halt(noun)

    a stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress

  3. Halt(verb)

    to hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still

  4. Halt(verb)

    to stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain

  5. Halt(verb)

    to cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment

  6. Halt(adj)

    halting or stopping in walking; lame

  7. Halt(noun)

    the act of limping; lameness

  8. Halt(adj)

    to walk lamely; to limp

  9. Halt(adj)

    to have an irregular rhythm; to be defective

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'halt' in Nouns Frequency: #2730

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'halt' in Verbs Frequency: #857

Anagrams of halt

  1. Lath

Translations for halt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a complete stop

the train came to a halt.

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