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halt 1

 (hôlt)
n.
A suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one: The car rolled to a halt when it stalled.
v. halt·ed, halt·ing, halts
v.tr.
To cause to stop: The government hopes to halt tax fraud. See Synonyms at stop.
v.intr.
To stop; pause: The hikers halted for lunch and some rest.

[German, sing. imperative of halten, to stop, from Middle High German, from Old High German haltan.]

halt 2

 (hôlt) Archaic
intr.v. halt·ed, halt·ing, halts
1. To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
2. To proceed or act with uncertainty or indecision; waver.
3. To be defective or proceed poorly, as in the development of an argument in logic or in the rhythmic structure of verse.
adj.
Lame; crippled.

[Middle English halten, to limp, from Old English healtian.]

halt

(hɔːlt)
n
1. an interruption or end to activity, movement, or progress
2. (Railways) chiefly Brit a minor railway station, without permanent buildings
3. call a halt to put an end (to something); stop
n, sentence substitute
a command to halt, esp as an order when marching
vb
to come or bring to a halt
[C17: from the phrase to make halt, translation of German halt machen, from halten to hold1, stop]

halt

(hɔːlt)
vb (intr)
1. (esp of logic or verse) to falter or be defective
2. to waver or be unsure
3. archaic to be lame
adj
archaic
a. lame
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the halt.
n
archaic lameness
[Old English healt lame; related to Old Norse haltr, Old High German halz lame, Greek kólos maimed, Old Slavonic kladivo hammer]

halt1

(hɔlt)

v.i.
1. to stop; cease moving, operating.
v.t.
2. to cause to stop; bring to a stop.
n.
3. a temporary or permanent stop; standstill: to come to a halt.
interj.
4. (used as a command to stop and stand motionless, as to marching troops or to a fleeing suspect.)
[1615–25; from the phrase make halt for German halt machen. See hold1]
halt′er, n.
syn: See stop.

halt2

(hɔlt)

v.i.
1. to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.
2. to be in doubt; vacillate.
3. to be lame; limp.
adj.
4. lame; limping: an old, halt horse.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English healt, c. Old High German halz, Old Norse haltr, Gothic halts; akin to Latin clādēs damage, loss]
halt′er, n.

Halt

 a stand of armed men.

halt


Past participle: halted
Gerund: halting

Imperative
halt
halt
Present
I halt
you halt
he/she/it halts
we halt
you halt
they halt
Preterite
I halted
you halted
he/she/it halted
we halted
you halted
they halted
Present Continuous
I am halting
you are halting
he/she/it is halting
we are halting
you are halting
they are halting
Present Perfect
I have halted
you have halted
he/she/it has halted
we have halted
you have halted
they have halted
Past Continuous
I was halting
you were halting
he/she/it was halting
we were halting
you were halting
they were halting
Past Perfect
I had halted
you had halted
he/she/it had halted
we had halted
you had halted
they had halted
Future
I will halt
you will halt
he/she/it will halt
we will halt
you will halt
they will halt
Future Perfect
I will have halted
you will have halted
he/she/it will have halted
we will have halted
you will have halted
they will have halted
Future Continuous
I will be halting
you will be halting
he/she/it will be halting
we will be halting
you will be halting
they will be halting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been halting
you have been halting
he/she/it has been halting
we have been halting
you have been halting
they have been halting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been halting
you will have been halting
he/she/it will have been halting
we will have been halting
you will have been halting
they will have been halting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been halting
you had been halting
he/she/it had been halting
we had been halting
you had been halting
they had been halting
Conditional
I would halt
you would halt
he/she/it would halt
we would halt
you would halt
they would halt
Past Conditional
I would have halted
you would have halted
he/she/it would have halted
we would have halted
you would have halted
they would have halted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halt - the state of inactivity following an interruptionhalt - 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"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
countercheck - a check that restrains another check
logjam - any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam"
2.halt - the event of something endinghalt - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
cessation, surcease - a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"
standstill, tie-up, stand - an interruption of normal activity
3.halt - an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
pause - temporary inactivity
Verb1.halt - cause to stophalt - cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
2.halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
go off - stop running, functioning, or operating; "Our power went off during the hurricane"
pull up short - stop abruptly; "The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast"
check - stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
check - stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
check - abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
rein in, rein - stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
conk, stall - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
stall - experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
haul up, pull up, draw up - come to a halt after driving somewhere; "The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn"; "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"
brake - stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
settle - come to rest
3.halt - stop from happening or developinghalt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
embargo - prevent commerce; "The U.S. embargoes Libya"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
stay - stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
4.halt - stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
check - arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
Adj.1.halt - disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"

halt

verb
1. stop, draw up, pull up, break off, stand still, wait, rest, call it a day, belay (Nautical) They halted at a short distance from the house.
stop start, begin, continue, maintain, proceed, go ahead, resume, commence
2. come to an end, stop, cease The flow of assistance to refugees has virtually halted.
3. hold back, end, check, block, arrest, stem, curb, terminate, obstruct, staunch, cut short, impede, bring to an end, stem the flow, nip in the bud Striking workers halted production at the auto plant yesterday.
hold back encourage, boost, aid, forward

halt 1

nounverb
1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
2. To come to a cessation:

halt 2

verb
1. To be irresolute in acting or doing:
2. To walk in a lame way:
Translations
تَوَقُّف تامموقِف قِطار قَصير واخْتِياريوُقوفوُقوف قَصير، اسْتِراحَهيَتَوَقَّف
zastavenízastavitzastávka
stopstoppetrinbrætstandse
pysähdys
stanka
megállóhelyrövid pihenő
lítil lestarstöîstansstöîva
停止
정지하다
pusstotėsustojimas poilsio
apstādinātapstāšanāsapstātiespiestātnepietura
ustavitevustavitiustaviti se
rast
การหยุด
dur makduraksamadurmaküçük tren istasyonumola
sự dừng lại

halt

[hɔːlt]
A. N
1. (= stop, standstill) → alto m, parada f
to bring sth to a halt [+ car] → parar or detener algo; [+ event, process] → interrumpir algo
to come to a halt [car] → pararse, detenerse; [train] → hacer alto, detenerse; [negotiations] → interrumpirse
to call a halt (to sth) (fig) → poner fin (a algo)
2. (Brit) (= train stop) → apeadero m
B. VT [+ vehicle, production] → parar, detener
C. VI (gen) → pararse, detenerse; [train] → hacer alto, detenerse; [process] → interrumpirse
halt! (Mil) → ¡alto!
D. CPD halt sign Nseñal f de stop

halt

[ˈhɔːlt]
nhalte f, arrêt m
to come to a halt [person] → s'arrêter; [moving object, car] → s'arrêter
to call a halt to sth → mettre fin à qch
to bring sth to a halt [+ process] → interrompre qch; [+ traffic] → immobiliser qch
to bring sb to a halt → immobiliser qn
vt
[+ person] → arrêter
[+ production, trading] → interrompre; [+ decline, spread] → arrêter; [+ attacks, violence, fighting] → mettre fin à; [+ process] → interrompre
vi
[person] → faire halte, s'arrêter
[process] → s'arrêter

halt

1
n
(= stop)Pause f; (Mil) → Halt m; (in production) → Stopp m; to come to a haltzum Stillstand kommen; to bring something to a haltetw zum Stillstand bringen; the officer called a haltder Offizier ließ haltmachen; the referee called a haltder Schiedsrichter pfiff ab; shall we call a halt now, gentlemen?wollen wir jetzt Schluss machen, meine Herren?; to call a halt to somethingeiner Sache (dat)ein Ende machen or bereiten; he called a halt to the discussioner beendete die Diskussion; the government called for a halt to the fightingdie Regierung verlangte die Einstellung der Kämpfe
(= small station)Haltepunkt m
vizum Stillstand kommen; (person)anhalten, stehen bleiben; (Mil) → haltmachen; he was going to call her back but then halteder wollte sie zurückrufen, aber hielt dann inne; we halted briefly before attempting the summitwir hielten kurz an or machten kurz halt, bevor wir den Gipfel in Angriff nahmen
vtzum Stillstand bringen; fightingeinstellen; arms race, warbeenden; troopshaltmachen lassen; bad light halted playdas Spiel wurde wegen der schlechten Lichtverhältnisse abgebrochen
interjhalt; (traffic sign) → stop

halt

2
vi (obs)hinken; (in speech) → stockend sprechen
n (Bibl) the halt and the lamedie Krummen und die Lahmen

halt

[hɔːlt]
1. nsosta, fermata; (train stop) → fermata
to come to a halt → fermarsi, arrestarsi
to call a halt (to sth) (fig) → mettere or porre fine (a qc)
2. vt (vehicle, production) → fermare, arrestare
3. vifermarsi, arrestarsi
halt! → alt!

halt

(hoːlt) verb
to (cause to) stop walking, marching, running etc. The driver halted the train; The train halted at the signals.
noun
1. a complete stop. the train came to a halt.
2. a short stop (on a march etc).
3. a small railway station.
call a halt (to)
to stop; to put an end (to). It's time to call a halt to these stupid arguments.

halt

وُقوف zastavení stop Pause στάση detención pysähdys halte stanka fermata 停止 정지하다 stilstand stans postój parada, paragem остановка rast การหยุด duraksama sự dừng lại 停止
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As is usual in traveling in the tropics, a halt was made during the heated middle of the day.
The youth had turned to speak to the dark-eyed Cora, when the distant sound of horses; hoofs, clattering over the roots of the broken way in his rear, caused him to check his charger; and, as his companions drew their reins at the same instant, the whole party came to a halt, in order to obtain an explanation of the unlooked-for interruption.
But the fact of his identity did not cause the frown to relax or the rebuke to halt unuttered.
Suddenly he came to a halt by the bulwarks, and inserting his bone leg into the auger-hole there, and with one hand grasping a shroud, he ordered Starbuck to send everybody aft.
When Tamoszius and his companions stop for a rest, as perforce they must, now and then, the dancers halt where they are and wait patiently.
We made a short halt at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and found it an interesting city.
He went up the walk, and entered the house; but, instead of Hindley, Heathcliff appeared on the door-stones; and I turned directly and ran down the road as hard as ever I could race, making no halt till I gained the guide-post, and feeling as scared as if I had raised a goblin.
That's not so bad," said the sergeant, reflecting; "even if I was forced to halt here nigh two hours, that'll do.
Past the dreary lake, through the little pine-wood I ran, and then I was brought to a halt, panting, by cross-roads and a finger-post.
AS soon as Ben Gunn saw the colours he came to a halt, stopped me by the arm, and sat down.
Somebody's load has tipped off in the road-- Cheer for a halt and a row
Then it came to a sudden halt, and the prince at once got down and flung the bridle on his horse's neck.