Pronunciation: hạlt
3d pers. s1.3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.
n.1.A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
Without any halt they marched.
- Clarendon.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Halted; p. pr. & vb. n. Halting.]
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.
v. t.1.(Mil.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.
a.1.Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
- Luke xiv. 21.
n.1.The act of limping; lameness.
v. i.1.
1.To walk lamely; to limp.
2.To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.
The blank verse shall halt for it.
- Shak.
Noun1.halt - 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.halt - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
Synonyms: stop
3.halt - an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
Synonyms: freeze
Verb1.halt - cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
Synonyms: arrest, hold
2.halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
Synonyms: stop
3.halt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
Synonyms: kibosh, stop, block
4.halt - stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"
Synonyms: stanch, staunch, stem
Adj.1.halt - disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
Synonyms: crippled, game, halting, lame
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