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Definitions and Synonyms of halt | Another word for halt | What is halt?

Definition 1: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a halt in the arms race
  • a nuclear freeze

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is a kind of ...) temporary inactivity

Definition 2: the event of something ending - [noun denoting event]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is a kind of ...) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of halt ) a stopping

"a cessation of the thunder"

(... is a kind of halt ) an interruption of normal activity

Definition 3: the state of inactivity following an interruption - [noun denoting state]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is a kind of ...) the state of being inactive

(... is a kind of halt ) a check that restrains another check

(... is a kind of halt ) any stoppage attributable to unusual activity

"the legislation ran into a logjam"

Definition 4: stop the flow of a liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • staunch the blood flow
  • stem the tide

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is a kind of ...) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

"He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

Definition 5: come to a halt, stop moving - [verb of motion]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car stopped
  • She stopped in front of a store window

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of halt ) stop running, functioning, or operating

"Our power went off during the hurricane"

(... is a kind of halt ) stop travelling by applying a brake

"We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"

(... is a kind of halt ) come to a halt after driving somewhere

"The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn" "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"

(... is a kind of halt ) experience a stall in flight, of airplanes

(... is a kind of halt ) come to a stop

"The car stalled in the driveway"

(... is a kind of halt ) stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

"They reined in in front of the post office"

(... is a kind of halt ) abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

(... is a kind of halt ) stop in a chase especially when scent is lost

"The dog checked"

(... is a kind of halt ) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

"She checked for an instant and missed a step"

(... is a kind of halt ) stop abruptly

"The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast"

(... is a kind of halt ) come to rest

Definition 6: cause to stop - [verb of motion]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Halt the engines
  • Arrest the progress
  • halt the presses

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Block his election
  • Halt the process

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of halt ) prevent commerce

"The U.S. embargoes Libya"

(... is a kind of halt ) stop a judicial process

"The judge stayed the execution order"

Definition 8: disabled in the feet or legs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where halt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crippled soldier
  • a game leg

Synonyms for halt in the sense of this definition

(halt is similar to ...) not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

"fat and very unfit" "certified as unfit for army service" "drunk and unfit for service"

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