halt

Definitions

  • "Halt, or I fire!" P. 260
    "Halt, or I fire!" P. 260
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj halt disabled in the feet or legs "a crippled soldier","a game leg"
    • v halt stop the flow of a liquid "staunch the blood flow","stem the tide"
    • v halt cause to stop "Halt the engines","Arrest the progress","halt the presses"
    • v halt come to a halt, stop moving "the car stopped","She stopped in front of a store window"
    • v halt stop from happening or developing "Block his election","Halt the process"
    • n halt an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement "a halt in the arms race","a nuclear freeze"
    • n halt the event of something ending "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
    • n halt 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: August 9, 1173 marked the first day of construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was completed sometime in 1370 after two building stoppages. In 1178, when the tower was three stories tall, construction was halted for unknown reasons. It wasn't until 1272 that construction resumed, and that lasted until 1278 (the tower was seven stories at that point). In 1360, construction of the belfry that would eventually hold seven bells began.
    • Halt 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.
    • n Halt A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress. "Without any halt they marched.""Lovers] soon in passion's war contest,
      Yet in their march soon make a halt ."
    • a Halt Halting or stopping in walking; lame. "Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt , and the blind."
    • n Halt The act of limping; lameness.
    • v. t Halt (Mil) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.
    • Halt To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective. "The blank verse shall halt for it."
    • Halt 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.
    • Halt To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain. "How long halt ye between two opinions?"
    • Halt To walk lamely; to limp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • halt Lame; not able to walk without limping.
    • halt To limp; move with a limping gait.
    • halt To stand in doubt; hesitate; linger; delay.
    • halt To be lame, faulty, or defective, as in connection of ideas, or in measure or versification: as, a halting metaphor; a halting sonnet.
    • n halt The act of limping; lameness; a defect in gait.
    • n halt A disease in sheep.
    • n halt A stop; a suspension of progress in walking, riding, or going in any manner, and especially in marching.
    • halt To stop in walking or going; cease to advance; stop for a longer or shorter time on a march, as a body of troops.
    • halt To bring to a stand; cause to cease marching: as, the general halted his troops.
    • halt A Middle English contraction of haldeth, equivalent to holdeth, third person singular of the present indicative of hold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Halt hawlt to stop from going on:
    • v.t Halt to stop
    • n Halt (mil.) a stop in marching
    • n Halt hawlt a halting or limping
    • adj Halt lame, crippled, limping
    • v.i Halt to be lame, to limp: to walk unsteadily: to vacillate: to proceed lamely or imperfectly, to be at fault, as in logic, rhythm, &c
    • v.i Halt hawlt (mil.) to stop in a march
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Quotations

  • Camille Paglia
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    “Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.”
  • C. S. Lewis
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    “It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Don't halt before you are lame.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. healt,; akin to OS., Dan., & Sw. halt, Icel. haltr, halltr, Goth. halts, OHG. halz,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. a Ger. military term, halt, stoppage.

Usage

In literature:

Along toward the noon hour I topped a ridge and decided I would halt and eat at the first spring or brook I came to.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
On the edge of the thing they halted.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
After the first halt a halt of 10 minutes is made in each hour, that is, the troops march 50 minutes and then halt 10.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
At noon they halted and the tents were pitched for a four hours' rest.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
My men became so tired that one mile further we were obliged to halt.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
So he halted, but yelled after us that he'd tan us the next time he got close enough.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
The last time the Force halted, our halt was a 20 or 30 mile one to Bethanie.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
When I had first halted, it was through motives of delicacy.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
When within about three paces of the broken edge, an object came under his eyes, that caused him to halt in his track.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
The Indian makes no halt, but strides silently onward, followed by his pannier-laden squaw.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
They came within a couple of hundred yards of our ship and after halting, went past, looking over the rest of the fleet.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The comrades, however, concluded to risk a halt until the strangers came up.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Slowing down, the train had come to a crashing halt.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
The halt here was a necessary feature in Zeke's itinerary.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Not until darkness added to the impenetrability of the storm did 'Merican Joe halt.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
As they neared the end of the siding the train was again halted.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
It came from an entirely different direction; and approaching to within about a dozen feet, it halted.
"The Ranger" by Edward S. Ellis
As soon as he halted he felt the treacherous sands sucking him down.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
They halted and exchanged a look of dumb agony.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
Norton drove the horses close to the building and brought them to a halt with a sonorous "whoa"!
"The Coming of the Law" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

The halting hours with hurried pace
Whirl wildly on through happy space,
And life is light with happiness,
When thou art near.
"When Thou Art Near" by Freeman Edwin Miller
I step, I mount, where He has led;
Men count my haltings o'er;
I know them; yet, though self I dread,
I love His precept more.
"Sensitiveness" by John Henry Newman
O touch not that sweet pear-tree!
Bend not a twig of it now.
There long ago,
As the stories show,
Oft halted the chief of Shaou.
"The Love Of The People For The Duke Of Shaou" by Confucius
A man's not old who plucks a bloom
And halts to hear a song:
Time brings regret, but never gloom, ?
To him whose love is strong.
"Song 2" by John Joy Bell
For every sport, for every song,
He halted as he pass'd along:
Caught by each idle sight he saw,
He'd loiter e'en to pick a straw.
"The Foolish Traveller; Or, A Good Inn Is A Bad Home" by Hannah More
And only halt a space to greet
Some noble brother in the fight;
One to whom worthy praise is meet
As is our honoured guest to-night.
"To My Friend" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

With a Strategic Kneel , the Jets Season Comes to a Sudden Halt.
Production has halted at Peanut Corporation of America's plant in Georgia.
Malaysians lose bid to halt rare earths plant.
KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia — Malaysian activists lost a court battle Thursday to halt Australian miner Lynas Corp.
I dream up every half-halt, every flick of the wrist.
Building inspectors have halted work on the home of a Berkeley official who has admitted to violating city construction laws, the Berkeley Daily Planet reports.
Thunderstorms halt lawn chair balloon flight.
President Barack Obama announced his administration would halt deportation on a case-by-case basis of young people brought to the country illegally.
Black insurance companies search for strategies to halt the erosion of their ranks.
One Option Is To Halt Gaming At Fond-du- Luth .
Sandy caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
Halting donations to the JNF undoubtedly ranks high on the list of unhelpful responses to Israel's Carmel fire.
Penn State turned in an uncharacteristically uneven performance to bring its five-game winning streak to a screeching halt in a 35-23 loss Saturday night to No.
A miserable scoring drought plaguing Fernando Torres would probably have halted Spain's World Cup campaign earlier if not for the sharp finishing of David Villa, who is a co-leading scorer in the tournament with five goals.
An emergency Supreme Court ruling halting public matching funds for Arizona political candidates will cut millions of dollars from the campaigns of some of the Republican candidates for governor and attorney general.
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In science:

Obviously, the energy flow will come to a complete halt and the waves could be localized in space when phase θ is constant and |A| does not equal zero.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
The real α is the halting probability of some universal Chaitin machine U , α = ΩU .
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Then, every c.e. and random real is the halting probability of a Solovay machine.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Then, every c.e. and random real α ∈ (0, 1/2) is the halting probability of a Solovay machine which cannot determine any single bit of α.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Computing lower bounds for Omega is not difficult: we just generate more and more halting programs.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Halting probability amplitude of quantum computers, J.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
The following theorem establishes the undecidability of the halting property.
Computing stationary probability distributions and large deviation rates for constrained random walks. The undecidability results
Chaitin’s halting probability Ω is generalized to ΩD whose degree of randomness is precisely D .
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
Knowledge of the property of ΩD allows us to show that the self-similar subset of [0, 1] defined by the halting set of a universal algorithm has a Hausdorff dimension of one.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
Chaitin’s halting probability Ω is an example of a random real number.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
Based on the relationship between the definition of ΩD and the mathematical theory of self-similar sets (e.g., [Hu], [Ha]), we define the self-similar subset Fhalt of [0, 1] by using the halting set of a universal algorithm U .
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
Chaitin’s halting probability Ω In section 4, the six algorithmic dimensions for a subset of RN are is also generalized. defined by means of Kolmogorov complexity, and their properties are investigated.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
The halting self-similar set Fhalt is introduced in section 5.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
We generalize Chaitin’s halting probability Ω as follows.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
Let β be the infinite binary sequence such that 0.β is the base-two expansion of the halting probability Ω.
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
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