Halt

Adjective

  • (archaic) Lame, limping.

Noun

  • A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.

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

  • A cessation, either temporary or permanent.

    "The contract negotiations put a halt to operations."

  • (dated) Lameness; a limp.

Verb

  • To waver.
  • (intransitive) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; hesitate; be uncertain; linger; delay; mammer.
  • (intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
  • To limp.
  • (intransitive) To limp; move with a limping gait.
  • (intransitive) To stop marching.
  • (transitive) To cause to discontinue.

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

  • To falter.
  • (intransitive) To be lame, faulty, or defective, as in connection with ideas, or in measure, or in versification.
  • (transitive) To bring to a stop.

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