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hal·ter 1

 (hôl′tər)
n.
1. A device made of rope or straps that fits around the head of an animal and is used to lead or secure the animal.
2. Archaic
a. A rope with a noose used for execution by hanging.
b. Death or execution by hanging.
3. A garment having a front supported by a strap or straps running behind the neck, leaving the arms, shoulders, and back bare.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a garment having a front that is supported by a strap or straps running behind the neck: a halter dress.
tr.v. hal·tered, hal·ter·ing, hal·ters
1. To put a halter on.
2. To control with or as if with a halter.
3. Archaic To hang (someone).

[Middle English, from Old English hælftre.]

hal·ter 2

 (hôl′tər, hăl′-) or hal·ter·e (hôl′tîr′ē, hăl′-)
n. pl. hal·ter·es (-tîr′ēz)
Either of the small, clublike balancing organs that are the rudimentary hind wings of flies. Also called balancer.

[Latin haltēr, lead weights used in leaping exercises, from sing. of Greek haltēres, from hallesthai, to jump; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

halter

(ˈhɔːltə)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a rope or canvas headgear for a horse, usually with a rope for leading
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: halterneck a style of woman's top fastened behind the neck and waist, leaving the back and arms bare
3. a rope having a noose for hanging a person
4. death by hanging
vb (tr)
5. to secure with a halter or put a halter on
6. to hang (someone)
[Old English hælfter; related to Old High German halftra, Middle Dutch heliftra]

hal•ter1

(ˈhɔl tər)

n.
1. a rope or strap with a noose or headstall for leading or restraining horses or cattle.
2. a rope with a noose for hanging criminals; the hangman's noose.
3. death by hanging.
4. a woman's top, secured behind the neck and across the back, leaving the arms, shoulders, upper back, and often the midriff bare.
v.t.
5. to restrain as by a halter.
6. to hang (a person).
adj.
7. being or having a neckline formed by straps that extend from the front of a backless, sleeveless bodice and are secured around the neck.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hælfter]

hal•ter2

(ˈhæl tər)

n., pl. hal•te•res (hælˈtɪər iz)
one of a pair of small knobbed appendages of dipterous flies, evolved from a second pair of wings and used for balance.
Also called balancer.
[1820–30; < Latin haltēr jumping weight < Greek háltēr, akin to hállesthai, Latin salīre to jump]

halter


Past participle: haltered
Gerund: haltering

Imperative
halter
halter
Present
I halter
you halter
he/she/it halters
we halter
you halter
they halter
Preterite
I haltered
you haltered
he/she/it haltered
we haltered
you haltered
they haltered
Present Continuous
I am haltering
you are haltering
he/she/it is haltering
we are haltering
you are haltering
they are haltering
Present Perfect
I have haltered
you have haltered
he/she/it has haltered
we have haltered
you have haltered
they have haltered
Past Continuous
I was haltering
you were haltering
he/she/it was haltering
we were haltering
you were haltering
they were haltering
Past Perfect
I had haltered
you had haltered
he/she/it had haltered
we had haltered
you had haltered
they had haltered
Future
I will halter
you will halter
he/she/it will halter
we will halter
you will halter
they will halter
Future Perfect
I will have haltered
you will have haltered
he/she/it will have haltered
we will have haltered
you will have haltered
they will have haltered
Future Continuous
I will be haltering
you will be haltering
he/she/it will be haltering
we will be haltering
you will be haltering
they will be haltering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haltering
you have been haltering
he/she/it has been haltering
we have been haltering
you have been haltering
they have been haltering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haltering
you will have been haltering
he/she/it will have been haltering
we will have been haltering
you will have been haltering
they will have been haltering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haltering
you had been haltering
he/she/it had been haltering
we had been haltering
you had been haltering
they had been haltering
Conditional
I would halter
you would halter
he/she/it would halter
we would halter
you would halter
they would halter
Past Conditional
I would have haltered
you would have haltered
he/she/it would have haltered
we would have haltered
you would have haltered
they would have haltered

halter

A type of women’s top that ties behind the neck and leaves the back bare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halter - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leadinghalter - rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
headgear - stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
2.halter - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
running noose, slip noose, noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
rope - a strong line
3.halter - a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
top - a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; "he stared as she buttoned her top"
4.halter - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insectshalter - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
Verb1.halter - hang with a halter
string up, hang - kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
2.halter - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

halter

noun harness, bridle He slipped the halter over Boots, then fed him a handful of grain.
Translations
مِقْوَد، رَسَن
ohlávka
grime
niskalenkkitoppiriimutallipäitset
kötõfék
múll
pavadis
pavada
ohlávka

halter

[ˈhɔːltəʳ] N (for horse) → cabestro m, ronzal m; (= noose) → dogal m

halter

[ˈhɔːltər] n (for horse)licou m

halter

1
n
(horse’s) → Halfter nt
(for hanging) → Schlinge f

halter

2
n (esp US Tex, also halter top) → Neckholder-Top nt

halter

[ˈhɔːltəʳ] n (for horse) → cavezza

halter

(ˈhoːltə) noun
a rope for holding and leading a horse by its head.