Antonyms for halt

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : hawlt
Phonetic Transcription : hɔlt

Definition of halt

Origin :
  • "a stop, a halting," 1590s, from French halte (16c.) or Italian alto, ultimately from German Halt, imperative from Old High German halten "to hold" (see hold (v.)). A German military command borrowed into the Romanic languages 16c. The verb in this sense is from 1650s, from the noun. Related: Halted; halting.
  • noun end, stoppage
  • verb stop, cause to stop
  • verb hesitate, stutter
Example sentences :
  • And he brought the mare to a halt by jerking the rope around her neck.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • In the hall a halt was made and the dreaded good-byes began.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • Magnificent was the day, indeed, and sorely did La Malne tempt us to a halt.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • As she came near him his hand closed over hers, bringing her to a halt.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • First the blind, then the deaf and the dumb, then the halt and the lame—and so on.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • The weather became bad again, and it was necessary to make a halt.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • And after this came a second thought that caused him to halt abruptly.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • What say you, will you halt a little and let us take a pipe together?
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 » by Henry Fielding
  • He quavered uncertainly down the steps, and Amelia called a halt.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • They ranged themselves across the road, and one cried: "Halt!"
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout » by Victor Appleton

Synonyms for halt

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