Dictionary Results for halt


1. halt - noun

· the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

Synonym(s): arrest, check, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

Hypernym(s): inaction, inactivity, inactiveness




2. halt - noun

· the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

Synonym(s): stop

Hypernym(s): ending, conclusion, finish




3. halt - noun

· an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

Synonym(s): freeze

Hypernym(s): pause




4. halt - verb

· cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"

Synonym(s): hold, arrest

Hypernym(s): stop




5. halt - verb

· come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"

Synonym(s): stop




6. halt - verb

· stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

Synonym(s): stop, block, kibosh

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




7. halt - verb

· stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"

Synonym(s): stem, stanch, staunch

Hypernym(s): check




8. halt - adjective

· disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

Synonym(s): crippled, halting, lame, gimpy, game





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