Halt meaning

hôlt
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.

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A suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one.

The car rolled to a halt when it stalled.

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To cause to stop.

The government hopes to halt tax fraud.

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To stop; pause.

The hikers halted for lunch and some rest.

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To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
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To proceed or act with uncertainty or indecision; waver.
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To be defective or proceed poorly, as in the development of an argument in logic or in the rhythmic structure of verse.
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Lame; crippled.
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A stop, esp. a temporary one, as in marching; pause or discontinuance.
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A command to stop.
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To come or bring to a halt; stop, esp. temporarily.
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To walk with a crippled gait; limp; hobble.
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To be uncertain; waver; hesitate.

To halt in one's speech.

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To have defects.
  • To have a faulty meter.
  • To be illogical.
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Limping; crippled; lame.
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Lameness.
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An operation code that causes the CPU to stop.
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(intransitive) To stop marching.
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(intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
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To bring to a stop.
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To cause to discontinue.

The contract negotiations halted operations for at least a week.

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To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
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The contract negotiations put a halt to operations.

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

The halt itself never achieved much importance, even with workers coming to and from the adjacent works.

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(archaic) Lame, limping.
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To limp.
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To waver.
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To falter.
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(dated) Lameness; a limp.
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Origin of halt

Old English haltian (“to be lame”), from Proto-Germanic *haltaz. English usage in the sense of 'make a halt' is from the noun.