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"
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
Origin: [OE. halten, AS. healtian. See Halt, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'halt' in Nouns Frequency: #2730
Rank popularity for the word 'halt' in Verbs Frequency: #857
The numerical value of halt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of halt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We were told to bring everything to a screeching halt.
To follow, without halt, one aim There's the secret of success.
Intensified policy loosening will help effectively halt the economic slowdown.
The train came to a screeching halt and I thought that it may have hit something.
The market was hoping for production cuts rather than a production halt at January levels.
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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
- 休止する, さまたげる, ためらう, 押し止める, 停止するJapanese
- stoppe, nøle, bremse, avventeNorwegian
- останавливать, хроматьRussian
- stoppa, haltaSwedish
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