(noun, adjective, verb)


1. disabled in the feet or legs

Similar word(s): unfit, crippled, game, gimpy, halting, lame


1. the state of inactivity following an interruption

- during the halt he got some lunch

Similar word(s): arrest, check, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

Definition categories: state, inaction, inactivity

2. the event of something ending

Similar word(s): stop

Definition categories: event, conclusion, ending, finish

3. an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

- a halt in the arms race

Similar word(s): freeze

Definition categories: act, pause

Sentences with halt as a noun:

- The contract negotiations put a halt to operations.

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


1. cause to stop

- Halt the engines

- halt the presses

Similar word(s): arrest, hold

Definition categories: motion, stop

2. come to a halt, stop moving

Similar word(s): stop

Definition categories: motion

3. stop from happening or developing

- Halt the process

Similar word(s): block, kibosh, stop

Definition categories: social, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

4. stop the flow of a liquid

Similar word(s): stanch, staunch, stem

Definition categories: change, check

Sentences with halt as a verb:

- The contract negotiations halted operations for at least a week.