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1halt

adjective \ˈhlt\

Definition of HALT

:  lame
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Origin of HALT

Middle English, from Old English healt; akin to Old High German halz lame
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HALT

2halt

verb

Definition of HALT

intransitive verb
1
:  to walk or proceed lamely :  limp
2
:  to stand in perplexity or doubt between alternate courses :  waver
3
:  to display weakness or imperfection :  falter

First Known Use of HALT

before 12th century

3halt

noun

: the stopping or ending of movement, progress, or action

: a small railroad stop at which there is no station

Full Definition of HALT

:  stop

Examples of HALT

  1. They put a halt to the rumors.
  2. The car skidded to a halt.

Origin of HALT

German, from Middle High German, from halt, imperative of halten to hold, from Old High German haltan — more at hold
First Known Use: circa 1598

4halt

verb

Definition of HALT

intransitive verb
1
:  to cease marching or journeying
2
:  discontinue, terminate <the project halted for lack of funds>
transitive verb
1
:  to bring to a stop <the strike halted subways and buses>
2
:  to cause the discontinuance of :  end <halt hostilities>

First Known Use of HALT

1656
HALT Defined for Kids

1halt

verb \ˈhlt\
halt·edhalt·ing

Definition of HALT for Kids

1
:  to stop or cause to stop marching or traveling
2
:  2end <We halt work at four o'clock.>

2halt

noun

Definition of HALT for Kids

:  1end 2 <Call a halt to the fighting.>

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