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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\, 
  3d  pers.  sing.  pres.  of  {Hold},  contraction  for  holdeth 
  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\,  n.  [Formerly  alt,  It  alto,  G.  halt,  fr  halten  to 
  hold  See  {Hold}.] 
  A  stop  in  marching  or  walking,  or  in  any  action  arrest  of 
  progress. 
 
  Without  any  halt  they  marched.  --Clarendon. 
 
  [Lovers]  soon  in  passion's  war  contest,  Yet  in  their 
  march  soon  make  a  halt.  --Davenant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Halted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Halting}.] 
  1.  To  hold  one's  self  from  proceeding;  to  hold  up  to  cease 
  progress;  to  stop  for  a  longer  or  shorter  period;  to  come 
  to  a  stop;  to  stand  still 
 
  2.  To  stand  in  doubt  whether  to  proceed,  or  what  to  do  to 
  hesitate;  to  be  uncertain. 
 
  How  long  halt  ye  between  two  opinions?  --1  Kings 
  xviii.  21 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\,  v.  t.  (Mil.) 
  To  cause  to  cease  marching;  to  stop;  as  the  general  halted 
  his  troops  for  refreshment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\,  a.  [AS.  healt;  akin  to  OS.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  halt,  Icel. 
  haltr,  halltr  Goth.  halts,  OHG.  halz.] 
  Halting  or  stopping  in  walking;  lame. 
 
  Bring  in  hither  the  poor,  and  the  maimed,  and  the  halt, 
  and  the  blind.  --Luke  xiv. 
  21. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\,  n. 
  The  act  of  limping;  lameness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halt  \Halt\,  v.  i.  [OE.  halten,  AS  healtian  See  {Halt},  a.] 
  1.  To  walk  lamely;  to  limp. 
 
  2.  To  have  an  irregular  rhythm;  to  be  defective. 
 
  The  blank  verse  shall  halt  for  it  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  halt 
  adj  :  disabled  in  the  feet  or  legs  [syn:  {crippled},  {halting},  {lame}] 
  n  1:  the  state  of  inactivity  following  an  interruption;  "the 
  negotiations  were  in  arrest";  "held  them  in  check"; 
  "during  the  halt  he  got  some  lunch";  "he  spent  the 
  entire  stay  in  his  room"  [syn:  {arrest},  {check},  {hitch}, 
  {stay},  {stop},  {stoppage}] 
  2:  the  event  of  something  ending;  "it  came  to  a  stop  at  the 
  bottom  of  the  hill"  [syn:  {stop}] 
  3:  an  interruption  or  temporary  suspension  of  progress  or 
  movement:  "a  halt  in  the  arms  race";  "a  nuclear  freeze" 
  [syn:  {freeze}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  stop;  "Halt  the  engines";  "Arrest  the  progress"; 
  "halt  the  presses"  [syn:  {hold},  {arrest}] 
  2:  come  to  a  halt,  stop  moving  "the  car  stopped";  "She  stopped 
  in  front  of  a  store  window"  [syn:  {stop}]  [ant:  {start}] 
  3:  stop  from  happening  or  developing;  "Block  his  election"; 
  "Halt  the  process"  [syn:  {stop},  {block},  {kibosh}] 
  4:  come  to  rest  [syn:  {settle}] 
  5:  as  of  the  flow  of  a  liquid  flowing,  such  as  blood  from  a 
  wound  [syn:  {stem},  {stanch},  {staunch}] 
  6:  cause  to  stop  or  halt;  "Halt  the  engine" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Halt 
  lame  on  the  feet  (Gen.  32:31;  Ps  38:17).  To  "halt  between  two 
  opinions"  (1  Kings  18:21)  is  supposed  by  some  to  be  an 
  expression  used  in  "allusion  to  birds,  which  hop  from  spray  to 
  spray,  forwards  and  backwards."  The  LXX.  render  the  expression 
  "How  long  go  ye  lame  on  both  knees?"  The  Hebrew  verb  rendered 
  halt"  is  used  of  the  irregular  dance  ("leaped  upon")  around  the 
  altar  (ver.  26).  It  indicates  a  lame,  uncertain  gait,  going  now 
  in  one  direction,  now  in  another,  in  the  frenzy  of  wild  leaping. 
 




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