Definitions for halthɔlt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to stop; cease moving, operating.
(v.t.)to cause to stop; bring to a stop.
(n.)a temporary or permanent stop; standstill:
to come to a halt.
(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
to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.
to be in doubt; vacillate.
to be lame; limp.
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
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"
the event of something ending
"it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
"a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game(verb)
disabled in the feet or legs
"a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
halt, hold, arrest(verb)
cause to stop
"Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
come to a halt, stop moving
"the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
stop, halt, block, kibosh(verb)
stop from happening or developing
"Block his election"; "Halt the process"
stem, stanch, staunch, halt(verb)
stop the flow of a liquid
"staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act of stopping progress
The truck came to a halt in front of me.; Management called a halt to the project.
to stop or make stop
Production was halted to correct the mistake.
used by soldiers to mean stop
"Halt!" yelled the sergeant.
3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth
a stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress
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
to stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain
to cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment
halting or stopping in walking; lame
the act of limping; lameness
to walk lamely; to limp
to have an irregular rhythm; to be defective
Translations for halt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a complete stop
the train came to a halt.
- halt, stilstandAfrikaans
- تَوَقُّف تامArabic
- paradaPortuguese (BR)
- der HaltGerman
- alto, interrupciónSpanish
- zastoj; zastanakCroatian
- berhenti sepenuhnyaMalay
- full stans/stoppNorwegian
- halt, uppehållSwedish
- 停止Chinese (Trad.)
- 停止Chinese (Simp.)
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