halt definition

  • noun:
    • A suspension of action or progress, particularly a temporary one: the automobile rolled to a halt when it stalled.
    • A cessation, either short-term or permanent.
    • A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the uk.
    • Lameness; a limp.
    • A stop in marching or walking, or perhaps in any action; arrest of progress.
    • The work of limping; lameness.
    • The work of limping; lameness; a defect in gait.
    • A disease in sheep.
    • A stop; a suspension of progress in walking, operating, or planning any fashion, and particularly in marching.
    • their state of inactivity after an interruption
    • an interruption or short-term suspension system of development or action
    • the function of one thing closing
  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to get rid of: the federal government hopes to halt tax fraud.
    • To cause to cease marching; to get rid of.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to quit; pause: The hikers halted for lunch many rest. See Synonyms at stop.
    • To proceed or act with doubt or indecision; waver.
    • become flawed or proceed badly, such as the introduction of an argument in logic or perhaps in the rhythmic structure of verse.
    • To limp or hobble.
    • to put up your self from proceeding; to put on up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or smaller duration; to come to an end; to stand nonetheless.
    • to face in doubt whether or not to proceed, or how to handle it; to wait; to be uncertain.
    • To stroll lamely; to limp.
    • having an irregular rhythm; to be flawed.
  • adjective:
    • Archaic Lame; crippled.
    • Lame, limping.
    • Halting or preventing in hiking; lame.
    • disabled within the legs or feet
  • verb:
    • to get rid of marching.
    • to avoid either briefly or forever.
    • to carry to a stop.
    • resulting in to cease.
    • To limp.
    • To waver.
    • To falter.
    • stop the circulation of a liquid
    • arrived at a halt, stop going
    • stop from happening or building
    • cause to end
  • others:
    • 3d pers. sing. pres. of hold, contraction for holdeth.
    • Lame; not able to stroll without limping.
    • To limp; move with a limping gait.
    • to face in doubt; hesitate; linger; delay.
    • To be lame, defective, or defective, like in link of a few ideas, or in measure or versification: since, a halting metaphor; a halting sonnet.
    • to get rid of in walking or going; cease to advance; stop for a longer or faster time on a march, as a body of troops.
    • To bring to a stand; cause to stop marching: as, the overall halted their troops.
    • A Middle English contraction of haldeth, equivalent to holdeth, 3rd person singular associated with the current indicative of hold.

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