Definitions for halthɔlt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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


Translations for halt

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

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