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HALT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does halt mean? 

HALT (noun)
  The noun HALT has 3 senses:

1. the state of inactivity following an interruption
2. the event of something ending
3. an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

  Familiarity information: HALT used as a noun is uncommon.


HALT (adjective)
  The adjective HALT has 1 sense:

1. disabled in the feet or legs

  Familiarity information: HALT used as an adjective is very rare.


HALT (verb)
  The verb HALT has 4 senses:

1. cause to stop
2. come to a halt, stop moving
3. stop from happening or developing
4. stop the flow of a liquid

  Familiarity information: HALT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HALT (noun)


Sense 1halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of inactivity following an interruption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

stoppage; halt; arrest; hitch; stay; stop; check

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("halt" is a kind of...):

inaction; inactiveness; inactivity (the state of being inactive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "halt"):

countercheck (a check that restrains another check)

logjam (any stoppage attributable to unusual activity)


Sense 2halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The event of something ending

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

stop; halt

Context example:

it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Hypernyms ("halt" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; finish (event whose occurrence ends something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "halt"):

cessation; surcease (a stopping)

stand; standstill; tie-up (an interruption of normal activity)


Sense 3halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

freeze; halt

Context examples:

a halt in the arms race / a nuclear freeze

Hypernyms ("halt" is a kind of...):

pause (temporary inactivity)


HALT (adjective)


Sense 1halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disabled in the feet or legs

Synonyms:

crippled; game; gimpy; halt; halting; lame

Context examples:

a crippled soldier / a game leg

Similar:

unfit (not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition)


HALT (verb)


Sense 1halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to stop

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

halt; arrest; hold

Context examples:

Halt the engines / Arrest the progress / halt the presses

Hypernyms (to "halt" is one way to...):

stop (cause to stop)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They halt the animals


Sense 2halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to a halt, stop moving

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

stop; halt

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "halt"):

settle (come to rest)

brake (stop travelling by applying a brake)

draw up; haul up; pull up (come to a halt after driving somewhere)

stall (experience a stall in flight, of airplanes)

conk; stall (come to a stop)

rein; rein in (stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins)

check (abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons)

check (stop in a chase especially when scent is lost)

check (stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution)

pull up short (stop abruptly)

go off (stop running, functioning, or operating)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

They halt the animals
These cars won't halt


Sense 3halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop from happening or developing

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

kibosh; stop; halt; block

Context examples:

Block his election / Halt the process

Hypernyms (to "halt" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "halt"):

embargo (prevent commerce)

stay (stop a judicial process)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4halt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop the flow of a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

stanch; staunch; stem; halt

Context examples:

staunch the blood flow / them the tide

Hypernyms (to "halt" is one way to...):

check (arrest the motion (of something) abruptly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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