- The definition of halt is to hesitate, to put a stop to something or to come to a sudden stop.
- An example of halt is when you stop speaking to catch your breath.
- An example of halt is when you cut off funding, stopping progress on development.
- An example of halt is when you shout at people to stop immediately.
- An example of halt is when you stop moving or proceeding with the action you were doing.
halt definition by Webster's New World
- a stop, esp. a temporary one, as in marching; pause or discontinuance
- a command to stop
Origin: origin, originally in phrase to make halt, translated, translation of German halt machen ; from imperative of halten (see hold) plush machen, make
- Archaic to walk with a crippled gait; limp; hobble
- to be uncertain; waver; hesitate: to halt in one's speech
- to have defects; esp.,
- to have a faulty meter: said of verse
- to be illogical: said of argument
Origin: Middle English halten ; from Old English healtian ; from healt (see haltthe ), akin to Middle High German halzen
Origin: ME halte < OE healt, halt, akin to MHG halz < IE base *kel-, to strike, hew (> L calamitas): basic sense “lamed by wounding”
halt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German, sing. imperative of halten, to stop, from Middle High German, from Old High German haltan.
intransitive verb halt·ed, halt·ing, halts
- To proceed or act with uncertainty or indecision; waver.
- To be defective or proceed poorly, as in the development of an argument in logic or in the rhythmic structure of verse.
- To limp or hobble.
Origin: Middle English halten, to limp, from Old English healtian.
halt - Computer Definition
An operation code that causes the CPU to stop.
halt - Phrases/Idioms
call a haltâ