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Meaning of halt

halt

Pronunciation: (hôlt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily: They halted for lunch and strolled about.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to stop temporarily or permanently; bring to a stop: They halted operations during contract negotiations.
—n.
  1. a temporary or permanent stop.
—interj.
  1. (used as a command to stop and stand motionless, as to marching troops or to a fleeing suspect.)

halt

Pronunciation: (hôlt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.; be hesitant; stumble.
  2. to be in doubt; waver between alternatives; vacillate.
  3. to be lame; walk lamely; limp.
—adj.
  1. lame; limping.
—n.
  1. lameness; a limp.
  2. lame people, esp. severely lamed ones (usually prec. by the): the halt and the blind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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