Synonyms for (noun) halt

Synonyms: halt, freeze

Definition: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

Usage: a halt in the arms race; a nuclear freeze

Similar words: pause

Definition: temporary inactivity


Synonyms: halt, stop

Definition: the event of something ending

Usage: it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

Similar words: ending, finish, conclusion

Definition: event whose occurrence ends something

Usage: his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show


Synonyms: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: 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

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Definition: the state of being inactive

Synonyms for (verb) halt

Synonyms: stanch, staunch, stem, halt

Definition: stop the flow of a liquid

Usage: staunch the blood flow; stem the tide

Similar words: check

Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

Usage: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve


Synonyms: arrest, hold, halt

Definition: cause to stop

Usage: Halt the engines; Arrest the progress; halt the presses

Similar words: stop

Definition: cause to stop

Usage: stop a car; stop the thief


Synonyms: block, stop, halt, kibosh

Definition: stop from happening or developing

Usage: Block his election; Halt the process

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms for (adjective) halt

Synonyms: gimpy, halt, halting, game, lame, crippled

Definition: disabled in the feet or legs

Usage: a crippled soldier; a game leg

Similar words: unfit

Definition: not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

Usage: fat and very unfit; certified as unfit for army service; drunk and unfit for service