What does halt mean?

Definitions for halt

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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.]

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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

How to pronounce halt?

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How to say halt in sign language?

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  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

Examples of halt in a Sentence

  1. Norbert Hardtke:

    We were told to bring everything to a screeching halt.

  2. Trey Claus:

    This might put a halt to our season, which is not a good thing.

  3. Anna Pavlova:

    To follow, without halt, one aim There's the secret of success.

  4. Xu Hongcai:

    Intensified policy loosening will help effectively halt the economic slowdown.

  5. Amar Nath:

    The train came to a screeching halt and I thought that it may have hit something.

Images & Illustrations of halt

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