halt halt  /ˈhɔlt/


  1. (n) the state of inactivity following an interruption
  2. (n) the event of something ending
  3. (n) an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
  4. (v) cause to stop
  5. (v) come to a halt, stop moving
  6. (v) stop from happening or developing
  7. (v) stop the flow of a liquid
  8. (adj) disabled in the feet or legs



  1. The nationwide program of vaccination against polio, so eagerly awaited for so many years, so recently greeted with clarion calls of hope, ground this week to a sickening halt.
  2. Sydney grinds to a halt as the worst dust storm for 70 years blankets the city and turns the sky orange.
  3. The Stock and Cotton Exchanges experienced a halt and recovery during the past week.


  1. IIROC Trading Halt - TOS (all issues)

    IIROC Trading Halt - TOS (all issues)
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. IIROC Trading Halt - SAO.P

    IIROC Trading Halt - SAO.P
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Halt! Consider This Before Investing in Coal Companies

    Halt! Consider This Before Investing in Coal Companies        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "Georgia is a sovereign nation and its territorial integrity must be respected," Mr Bush told reporters in Beijing where he is attending the Olympic Games. "We have urged an immediate halt to the violence and a standdown by all troops. We...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: ABC Online

  2. "It will not help struggling homeowners pay their mortgages. It will not bring a halt to the slide in home prices," Bunning said. "This massive bailout is not a solution. It's financial socialism and it's un-American."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Jim Bunning Source: CNN

  3. "I call on the Israeli government to halt its aggression so the necessary environment can be created to make negotiations succeed, for us and for them, to reach the shores of peace in 2008," Abbas said.
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: FOXNews

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /