A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
- A suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one: The car rolled to a halt when it stalled.
- To cause to stop: The government hopes to halt tax fraud.
- To stop; pause: The hikers halted for lunch and some rest. See Synonyms at stop.
- To proceed or act with uncertainty or indecision; waver.
- To be defective or proceed poorly, as in the development of an argument in logic or in the rhythmic structure of verse.
- To limp or hobble.
- Archaic Lame; crippled.