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Meaning of HALT

Pronunciation:  holt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
  2. [n]  the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [adj]  disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
  5. [v]  cause to stop or halt; "Halt the engine"
  6. [v]  as of the flow of a liquid flowing, such as blood from a wound
  7. [v]  cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
  8. [v]  come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
  9. [v]  come to rest
  10. [v]  stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

HALT is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: arrest, arrest, block, check, crippled, freeze, game, halting, hitch, hold, kibosh, lame, stanch, staunch, stay, stem, stop, stop, stop, stoppage, unfit
 Antonyms: get going, go, start
 See Also: brake, cessation, check, check, conclusion, conk, deadlock, draw up, embargo, ending, finish, forbid, foreclose, forestall, go off, halt, haul up, impasse, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, logjam, pause, preclude, prevent, pull up, pull up short, rein, rein in, settle, stalemate, stall, stand, standstill, standstill, stay, stop, stop, surcease, tie-up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Halt\,
    3d pers. sing. pres. of {Hold}, contraction for holdeth.
    [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Halt\, n. [Formerly alt, It. alto, G. halt, fr. halten to
    hold. See {Hold}.]
    A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of
          Without any halt they marched.           --Clarendon.
          [Lovers] soon in passion's war contest, Yet in their
          march soon make a halt.                  --Davenant.
  3. \Halt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Halted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. 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.
    2. To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to
       hesitate; to be uncertain.
             How long halt ye between two opinions? --1 Kings
                                                   xviii. 21
  4. \Halt\, v. t. (Mil.)
    To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted
    his troops for refreshment.
  5. \Halt\, a. [AS. healt; akin to OS., Dan., & Sw. halt, Icel.
    haltr, halltr, Goth. halts, OHG. halz.]
    Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
          Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt,
          and the blind.                           --Luke xiv.
  6. \Halt\, n.
    The act of limping; lameness.
  7. \Halt\, v. i. [OE. halten, AS. healtian. See {Halt}, a.]
    1. To walk lamely; to limp.
    2. To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.
             The blank verse shall halt for it.    --Shak.
Easton Bible Dictionary

lame on the feet (Gen. 32:31; Ps. 38:17). To "halt between two opinions" (1 Kings 18:21) is supposed by some to be an expression used in "allusion to birds, which hop from spray to spray, forwards and backwards." The LXX. render the expression "How long go ye lame on both knees?" The Hebrew verb rendered "halt" is used of the irregular dance ("leaped upon") around the altar (ver. 26). It indicates a lame, uncertain gait, going now in one direction, now in another, in the frenzy of wild leaping.

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