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 for halt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \Halt\ (h[add]lt),
     3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.
     [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \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
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           Without any halt they marched.           --Clarendon.
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           [Lovers] soon in passion's war contest,
           Yet in their march soon make a halt.     --Davenant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \Halt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Halted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease
        progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come
        to a stop; to stand still.
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     2. To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to
        hesitate; to be uncertain.
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              How long halt ye between two opinions? --1 Kings
                                                    xviii. 21.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \Halt\ (h[add]lt), v. t. (Mil.)
     To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted
     his troops for refreshment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \Halt\, a. [AS. healt; akin to OS., Dan., & Sw. halt, Icel.
     haltr, halltr, Goth. halts, OHG. halz.]
     Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
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           Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt,
           and the blind.                           --Luke xiv.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \Halt\, n.
     The act of limping; lameness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halt \Halt\, v. i. [OE. halten, AS. healtian. See Halt, a.]
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     1. To walk lamely; to limp.
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     2. To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.
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              The blank verse shall halt for it.    --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a
             game leg" [syn: crippled, halt, halting, lame,
             gimpy, game]
      n 1: 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" [syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay,
           stop, stoppage]
      2: the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the
         bottom of the hill" [syn: stop, halt]
      3: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or
         movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze" [syn:
         freeze, halt]
      v 1: cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress";
           "halt the presses" [syn: halt, hold, arrest]
      2: come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped
         in front of a store window" [syn: stop, halt] [ant: get
         going, go, start]
      3: stop from happening or developing; "Block his election";
         "Halt the process" [syn: stop, halt, block, kibosh]
      4: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem
         the tide" [syn: stem, stanch, staunch, halt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  295 Moby Thesaurus words for "halt":
     abandon, abort, afterthought, amble, arrest, arrestation, bad,
     barge, belay, bell, bind, blind alley, block, blockage, bowl along,
     box, brake, break, breath, breather, breathing place,
     breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, bring to,
     bring up, bring up short, bundle, bureaucratic delay, calm,
     calm down, cancel, castrated, cease, cease fire, cessation, check,
     checkmate, cigarette break, close, clump, cocktail hour,
     coffee break, come up short, conclude, corner, cower, crippled,
     cul-de-sac, curb, cut it out, cut short, cutoff, dally, dam,
     dawdle, dead end, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, dead-end street,
     deadlock, debarment, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, desist,
     detention, determent, deterrence, die down, dillydally, disabled,
     discontinue, discouragement, dodder, double take, downtime, drag,
     dragging, draw rein, draw up, drop it, dwindle, dying down, ebb,
     ebbing, emasculated, end, endgame, ending, enforced respite,
     estoppel, extremity, falter, fetch up, final whistle, flag,
     flounce, foot, footslog, forbiddance, foreclosure, forestalling,
     freeze, full stop, game, give, give over, goof off, grinding halt,
     gun, halting, hamstrung, handicapped, hang fire, hang-up,
     happy hour, haul up, have done with, haw, hem, hem and haw,
     hesitate, hindrance, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hobbling, hold,
     holdup, hole, hop, hum, hum and haw, impasse, incapacitated,
     interim, interlude, intermission, jam, jog, jolt, jump,
     knock it off, lag, lagging, lame, lay off, leave off, letup, limp,
     limping, linger, lock, lockout, logjam, loiter, lollygag, lull,
     lumber, lunge, lurch, maimed, mammer, mince, molder, moratorium,
     obstruction, obviation, pace, pacify, paddle, paperasserie, pause,
     peg, piaffe, piaffer, plod, prance, preclusion, prevention,
     prohibition, pull up, put paid to, quiesce, quiet, quieten, quit,
     quiver, rack, recess, red tape, red-tapeism, red-tapery, refrain,
     relinquish, renounce, reprieve, respite, rest, retardance,
     retardation, roll, sashay, saunter, scrub, scuff, scuffle, scuttle,
     shake, shamble, shilly-shally, shuffle, sidle, single-foot,
     sit-down strike, skip, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slow down,
     slow-up, slowdown, slowness, soothe, spavined, spell, stagger,
     stalemate, stalk, stall, stammer, stamp, stand, standoff,
     standstill, stay, stay of execution, stem, stem the tide, stick,
     stillstand, stomp, stop, stop cold, stop dead, stop short,
     stoppage, stopping, straddle, straggle, stride, strike, stroll,
     strut, stumble, stump, stutter, stymie, subside, subsidence,
     surcease, suspension, swagger, swing, tarry, tea break, teeter,
     terminate, termination, tie-up, time lag, time out, tittup, toddle,
     totter, trail, traipse, tranquilize, tremble, trip, trudge, waddle,
     wait, walkout, wamble, wane, waning, waste time, wiggle, wobble,
     work stoppage, wrap up

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     lame on the feet (Gen. 32:31; Ps. 38:17). To "halt between two
     opinions" (1 Kings 18:21) is supposed by some to be an
     expression used in "allusion to birds, which hop from spray to
     spray, forwards and backwards." The LXX. render the expression
     "How long go ye lame on both knees?" The Hebrew verb rendered
     "halt" is used of the irregular dance ("leaped upon") around the
     altar (ver. 26). It indicates a lame, uncertain gait, going now
     in one direction, now in another, in the frenzy of wild leaping.

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