Synonyms for halt
- grinding halt
- screaming halt
- screeching halt
Antonyms for halt
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALT
And he brought the mare to a halt by jerking the rope around her neck.
In the hall a halt was made and the dreaded good-byes began.
Magnificent was the day, indeed, and sorely did La Malne tempt us to a halt.
As she came near him his hand closed over hers, bringing her to a halt.
First the blind, then the deaf and the dumb, then the halt and the lame—and so on.
The weather became bad again, and it was necessary to make a halt.
And after this came a second thought that caused him to halt abruptly.
What say you, will you halt a little and let us take a pipe together?
He quavered uncertainly down the steps, and Amelia called a halt.
They ranged themselves across the road, and one cried: "Halt!"
"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.