Complete Definition of "halt"

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English

Etymology 1
Middle High German halt (imperative of halten); Old High German haltan. (Eng. usg. ca. 1598 in one sense, the intransitive verb sense wasn't used until 1656)

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËlt|-ÉËlt

Intransitive verb
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en-verb

  1. to stop either temporarily or permanently
  2. to cause something to stop

#* The contract negotiations halted operations for at least a week.

  1. to waver or be hesitant

Translations
trans-top|to stop either temporarily or permanently
Finnish: pysähtyä, seisahtua
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trans-top|to cause something to stop
Finnish: pysäyttää, seisauttaa
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trans-top|to waver or be hesitant
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ttbc|German: anhalten
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Noun
en-noun

  1. a cessation either temporary or permanent

#* The contract negotiations put a halt to operations.
#dated lameness; a limp.
#(
used with a plural verb) lame people, esp. severely lamed ones (usually preceded by the)
#*
the halt and the blind''.

  1. a minor railway station (usually un-staffed) in the United Kingdom

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

Translations
German: Halt Pause

Interjection
Halt!

  1. Stop!

Translations
Finnish: seis
German: Halt!
Portuguese: alto!, alto lá!

Etymology 2
As used before the 12th century. From the Old English healt.

Verb
halt

  1. to proceed lamely
  2. to waver
  3. to falter

Adjective
halt

  1. lame.

Usage notes
Military squad leaders use halt as a command to stop troops that are moving in formation. Also used in command to persons about to enter a guarded area, or to stop a fleeing enemy or prisoner.

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Danish

Adjective
halt

  1. lame

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Hungarian

Verb form
halt (past of the verb hal)

  1. died

Category:Hungarian verb forms

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