Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun halt

3 senses of halt

Sense 1
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage -- (the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat")
       => inaction, inactivity, inactiveness -- (the state of being inactive)

Sense 2
stop, halt -- (the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill")
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")

Sense 3
freeze, halt -- (an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze")
       => pause -- (temporary inactivity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb halt

4 senses of halt

Sense 1
halt, hold, arrest -- (cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 2
stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 3
stop, halt, block, kibosh -- (stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 4
stem, stanch, staunch, halt -- (stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide")
       => check -- (arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve")

Antonyms of adj halt

1 sense of halt

Sense 1
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game -- (disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg")

INDIRECT (VIA unfit) -> fit -- (physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise")

Similarity of adj halt

1 sense of halt

Sense 1
crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game -- (disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg")
       => unfit (vs. fit) -- (not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service")

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