halt
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English healt; akin to Old High German halz lame Date: before 12th century lame II. intransitive verb Date: before 12th century 1. to walk or proceed lamely ; limp 2. to stand in perplexity or doubt between alternate courses ; waver 3. to display weakness or imperfection ; falter III. noun Etymology: German, from Middle High German, from halt, imperative of halten to hold, from Old High German haltan — more at hold Date: circa 1598 stop IV. verb Date: 1656 intransitive verb 1. to cease marching or journeying 2. discontinue, terminate <
the project halted for lack of funds
>
transitive verb 1. to bring to a stop <
the strike halted subways and buses
>
2. to cause the discontinuance of ; end <
halt hostilities
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • halt — interj. Stai! opreşte! – cuv. germ. Trimis de gall, 07.05.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  HALT interj. v. ajunge, atât, basta, destul, gata, isprăveşte, încetează, punct, sfârşeşte, stai, stop, termină. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  halt …   Dicționar Român

  • halt — halt1 [hôlt] n. [orig. in phr. to make halt, transl. of Ger halt machen < imper. of halten (see HOLD1) + machen, MAKE2] 1. a stop, esp. a temporary one, as in marching; pause or discontinuance 2. a command to stop vi., vt. to come or br …   English World dictionary

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  • Halt — (h[add]lt), 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. [1913 Webster] Without any halt they marched. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] [Lovers] soon in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halt — est une commande Unix standard permettant d éteindre le système depuis lequel elle est lancée. Elle fonctionne en fait en appelant la commande shutdown avec les arguments appropriés. L utilisation de la commande halt nécessite les droits d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • halt — ¹halt eben, einfach, nun einmal; (ugs.): nun mal. ²halt anhalten, aufhören, bis hierher und nicht weiter, Ende, genug, keinen Schritt weiter, kein Wort mehr, nicht weiter, Schluss, stehen bleiben; (ugs.): aus, stopp. * * * halt:⇨eben(3) halt… …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Halt — Halt, a. [AS. healt; akin to OS., Dan., & Sw. halt, Icel. haltr, halltr, Goth. halts, OHG. halz.] Halting or stopping in walking; lame. [1913 Webster] Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. Luke xiv. 21. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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