What does halt mean?

Definitions for halthɔlt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word halt.

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"

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

  10. Origin: [OE. halten, AS. healtian. See Halt, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Halt

    hawlt, v.i. to stop from going on: (mil.) to stop in a march.—v.t. to stop.—n. (mil.) a stop in marching. [Orig. a Ger. military term, halt, stoppage.]

  2. Halt

    hawlt, n. a halting or limping.—adj. lame, crippled, limping.—v.i. to be lame, to limp: to walk unsteadily: to vacillate: to proceed lamely or imperfectly, to be at fault, as in logic, rhythm, &c.—ns. Halt′ing; Halt′ing-place. [A.S. halt, healt; Dan. and Sw. halt.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of halt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of halt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

  3. International Securities Exchange Holdings:

    Shortly after market open, ISE and ISE Gemini experienced a connectivity disruption and we subsequently made the determination to halt both markets.

  4. Vernon Howard:

    Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through...whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.

  5. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    We expect the ceasefire to take effect in full from Dec. 9 ... The ceasefire was announced before. It led to a considerable easing in violence but not to a full (halt of fighting).

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • zögern, stocken, Halteplatz, Blockierung, anhalten, stoppen, rasten, Halt, Haltestelle, PauseGerman
  • haltigi, halto, halti, lami, trajnhaltejoEsperanto
  • parar, altoSpanish
  • lopettaminen, pysähdys, seisauttaa, seisahtua, loppu, pysähtyminen, pysäyttää, pysähtyä, seisakeFinnish
  • halterFrench
  • դադարArmenian
  • fermareItalian
  • 休止する, さまたげる, ためらう, 押し止める, 停止するJapanese
  • urutūMāori
  • stoppe, nøle, bremse, avventeNorwegian
  • apeadeiroPortuguese
  • sayayQuechua
  • останавливать, хроматьRussian
  • stoppa, haltaSwedish
  • Chinese

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