Definition of halt :
1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.
2. A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
3. Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
4. The act of limping; lameness.
5. To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.
6. To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.
7. To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.
8. To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
9. To walk lamely; to limp.
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cessation (part of speech: noun)
cease (part of speech: verb)
end (part of speech: verb)
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hesitate (part of speech: verb)
stop (part of speech: verb)
- Nearer and nearer came the men until he could hear their heavy breathing, and one of them shouted: " Halt, or we'll shoot!" - "Down the Slope", James Otis.
- But in the course of the spring and summer he found it one thing to call a halt and quite another to make one. - "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.
- " I will go to the door," said Lillian as they came to a halt at the gate; " Mrs. Hopkins, without doubt, is very busy with her dinner, and we will not disturb her by waiting for a reception." - "Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale", Ida Glenwood.