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Halt


HALT, verb intransitive

1. To stop in walking; to hold. In military affairs, the true sense is retained, to stop in a march. The army halted at noon.

2. To limp; that is, to stop with lameness.

3. To hesitate; to stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do.

How long halt ye between two opinions? 1 Kings 18:21.

4. To fail; to falter; as a halting sonnet.

HALT, verb transitive To stop; to cause to cease marching; a military term. The general halted his troops for refreshment.

HALT, adjective Lame; that is, holding or stopping in walking.

Bring hither the poor, the maimed, the halt and the blind. Luke 14:21.

HALT, noun A stopping; a stop in marching.

The troops made a halt at the bridge.

1. The act of limping.