Definition of Halt

1. Noun. The state of inactivity following an interruption. "He spent the entire stop in his seat"

Exact synonyms: Arrest, Check, Hitch, Stay, Stop, Stoppage
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Countercheck, Logjam
Derivative terms: Check, Check, Stop, Stop



2. Verb. Cause to stop. "They halt the animals"; "Halt the presses"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Hold
Generic synonyms: Stop
Derivative terms: Arrester, Hold

3. Adjective. Disabled in the feet or legs. "A game leg"
Exact synonyms: Crippled, Game, Gimpy, Halting, Lame
Similar to: Unfit
Derivative terms: Gameness, Gimpiness, Lameness

4. Noun. The event of something ending. "It came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
Exact synonyms: Stop
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Finish
Specialized synonyms: Cessation, Surcease, Stand, Standstill, Tie-up
Derivative terms: Stop, Stop, Stop

5. Verb. Come to a halt, stop moving. "These cars won't halt "; "She stopped in front of a store window"
Exact synonyms: Stop
Specialized synonyms: Go Off, Pull Up Short, Check, Check, Check, Rein, Rein In, Conk, Stall, Stall, Draw Up, Haul Up, Pull Up, Brake, Settle
Antonyms: Start
Derivative terms: Stop

6. Noun. An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement. "A nuclear freeze"
Exact synonyms: Freeze
Generic synonyms: Pause
Derivative terms: Freeze

7. Verb. Stop from happening or developing. "They halt him from writing the letter"; "Halt the process"
Exact synonyms: Block, Kibosh, Stop
Specialized synonyms: Embargo, Stay
Generic synonyms: Forbid, Foreclose, Forestall, Preclude, Prevent
Derivative terms: Blockage, Stop

8. Verb. Stop the flow of a liquid. "Stem the tide"
Exact synonyms: Stanch, Staunch, Stem
Generic synonyms: Check

Definition of Halt

1. n. A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.

2. v. i. 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.

3. v. t. To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.

4. a. Halting or stopping in walking; lame.

5. n. The act of limping; lameness.

6. v. i. To walk lamely; to limp.

Definition of Halt

1. Verb. (intransitive) to stop either temporarily or permanently ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to cause something to stop ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to waver or be hesitant ¹

4. Noun. A cessation, either temporary or permanent. ¹

5. Noun. A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom. ¹

6. Adjective. (archaic) Lame, limping. ¹

7. Verb. To limp. ¹

8. Verb. To waver, falter. ¹

9. Noun. (dated) Lameness; a limp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Halt

1. to stop [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: stop

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halt

halp
halpace
halpaces
halse
halsed
halseman
halsen
halseny
halser
halsers
halses
halsing
halster
halsters
halt (current term)
halted
halter
halter-sack
halter-sacks
halter top
halter tops
halterbreak
halterbreaking
halterbreaks
halterbroke
halterbroken
haltere
haltered
halteres

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