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If the penalty for hiring illegals is just a fine, it becomes a business decision. But if the penalty is jail time, illegal immigration will come to a screeching halt.
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Meaning of "halt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HALT

From the phrase to make halt, translation of German halt machen, from halten to hold1, stop.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HALT

halt  [hɔːlt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HALT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Halt is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb halt in English.

WHAT DOES HALT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Halt

Halt can refer to: ▪ Halt, a small railway station, usually unstaffed, with few facilities and normally is a request stop ▪ A sign, meaning attention ▪ Halt, a fictional character in the Ranger's Apprentice novel series by John Flanagan ▪ HLT, a assembly instruction...

Definition of halt in the English dictionary

The first definition of halt in the dictionary is an interruption or end to activity, movement, or progress. Other definition of halt is a minor railway station, without permanent buildings. Halt is also a command to halt, esp as an order when marching.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HALT

PRESENT

Present
I halt
you halt
he/she/it halts
we halt
you halt
they halt
Present continuous
I am halting
you are halting
he/she/it is halting
we are halting
you are halting
they are halting
Present perfect
I have halted
you have halted
he/she/it has halted
we have halted
you have halted
they have halted
Present perfect continuous
I have been halting
you have been halting
he/she/it has been halting
we have been halting
you have been halting
they have been halting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I halted
you halted
he/she/it halted
we halted
you halted
they halted
Past continuous
I was halting
you were halting
he/she/it was halting
we were halting
you were halting
they were halting
Past perfect
I had halted
you had halted
he/she/it had halted
we had halted
you had halted
they had halted
Past perfect continuous
I had been halting
you had been halting
he/she/it had been halting
we had been halting
you had been halting
they had been halting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will halt
you will halt
he/she/it will halt
we will halt
you will halt
they will halt
Future continuous
I will be halting
you will be halting
he/she/it will be halting
we will be halting
you will be halting
they will be halting
Future perfect
I will have halted
you will have halted
he/she/it will have halted
we will have halted
you will have halted
they will have halted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been halting
you will have been halting
he/she/it will have been halting
we will have been halting
you will have been halting
they will have been halting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would halt
you would halt
he/she/it would halt
we would halt
you would halt
they would halt
Conditional continuous
I would be halting
you would be halting
he/she/it would be halting
we would be halting
you would be halting
they would be halting
Conditional perfect
I would have halt
you would have halt
he/she/it would have halt
we would have halt
you would have halt
they would have halt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been halting
you would have been halting
he/she/it would have been halting
we would have been halting
you would have been halting
they would have been halting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you halt
we let´s halt
you halt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to halt
Past participle
halted
Present Participle
halting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HALT


alt-rock
ɔːlt
assault
əˈsɔːlt
Balt
bɔːlt
basalt
ˈbæsɔːlt
cobalt
ˈkəʊbɔːlt
dalt
dɔːlt
dault
dɔːlt
default
dɪˈfɔːlt
exalt
ɪɡˈzɔːlt
fault
fɔːlt
Galt
ɡɔːlt
gault
ɡɔːlt
malt
mɔːlt
pole-vault
ˈpəʊlˌvɔːlt
salt
sɔːlt
smalt
smɔːlt
somersault
ˈsʌməˌsɔːlt
spalt
spɔːlt
vault
vɔːlt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HALT

halophily
halophobe
halophyte
halophytic
halophytism
halosere
halothane
haloumi
Hals
halse
halser
halt sign
halter
halterbreak
haltere
halterneck
halting
haltingly
haltingness
haltless

WORDS THAT END LIKE HALT

acid salt
alt
Anhalt
asphalt
call a halt
dealt
garlic salt
Gestalt
in alt
kosher salt
misdealt
pepper-and-salt
rock salt
sea salt
shalt
single malt
table salt
to come to a screeching halt
with a grain of salt
with a pinch of salt

Synonyms and antonyms of halt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HALT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «halt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of halt

Translation of «halt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HALT

Find out the translation of halt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of halt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «halt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

停止
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

detención
570 millions of speakers

English

halt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पड़ाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وُقوف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

остановка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দাঁড়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

halte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhenti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pause
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

停止
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정지하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyegah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự dừng lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறுத்தம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थांब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

durdurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fermata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

postój
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зупинка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

întrerupere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στάση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stilstand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rast
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stans
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of halt

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HALT»

The term «halt» is very widely used and occupies the 9.251 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HALT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about halt

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10 QUOTES WITH «HALT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word halt.
1
Jan Peter Balkenende
We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt.
2
Alan Bennett
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
3
Marsha Blackburn
Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders.
4
Hamish Bowles
This is how I started: My mom was crazy for antique shops and junk shops, and my sister and I would play this game where, if we were driving with my parents and saw a junk shop or an antique shop, we'd scream at the top of our lungs. My poor father would have heart failure and screech to a halt, and we'd leap out and go and explore.
5
Ada Cambridge
Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
6
Jung Chang
In certain areas where the media are still controlled, the changes have come to a halt, which is a very frustrating situation. I would like the changes to take place throughout China.
7
Sloane Crosley
I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it's the sound of a baggage carousel coming to a grinding halt, having reunited every passenger on your flight with their luggage, except for you.
8
Rachel Cusk
The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt.
9
Jose Ferreira
If the penalty for hiring illegals is just a fine, it becomes a business decision. But if the penalty is jail time, illegal immigration will come to a screeching halt.
10
Edward Grey
I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HALT»

Discover the use of halt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to halt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Accelerated reliability engineering: HALT and HASS
HALT and HASS offer faster, cheaper and more accurate results than traditional reliability testing techniques. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the methods and philosophy behind this successful approach.
Gregg K. Hobbs, 2000
2
Halt's Peril: Book Nine
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!
John A. Flanagan, 2010
3
Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy & Healthy (Storey's Country ...
The book is divided into three sections: Cardiac Markers (10 of the most important risk factors are examined so that you can assess your risk and understand what the doctor is telling you); Life Skills (the 109 practical tips, from #3 ...
Arden Moore, 2011
4
Calling a Halt to Mindless Change: A Plea for Commonsense ...
This book serves as a guidepost to a sensible approach to organizational change through normal decision-making cycles.
John Macdonald, 2004
5
The Story of Howard the Halt
A ancient Norse tale, a story of the eternal search for love and justice amidst a world full of jealousy, spite and injustice.
‎2010
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Halt! Dismount and Be Recognized
But how can we see God in our everyday, ordinary and sometimes boring life? How can we learn about Him as we walk through this journey? Sometimes it helps to have a tour guide. That's where I come in. This book is a peek into my life.
Jason Carr, 2008
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The Halt Foreclosure Manual: Take Control! Save Your Home!
You already know that you may be at risk at losing your home!You may not know what to do about it.The HALT Foreclosure Manual will help you:· Take Action Now to Avoid It· Slow Down or Stop It· Find Solutions to Save Your Home· ...
Eric L. Bolves, 2008
8
Halt Phase Strategy: New Wine in Old Skins . . . with PowerPoint
The defense intellectual community is currently engaged in a heated debate over alternative future strategies.
E. Tilford, 1998
9
Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril
Halt's Peril is the ninth thrilling book in John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series - over seven million sold worldwide.
John Flanagan, 2011
10
Accelerated Testing and Validation
_ _|___|_ __| I ('nrrnejnn Pnrrnejnn FMVT-1 FMVT-1 FMVT-1 FMVT-1 FMVT-1 HALT HALT HALT HALT HALT ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST FC FC FC FC FC ASTM cyclic Corrosion ASTM cyclic Corrosion ASTM cyclic Corrosion ASTM ...
Alex Porter, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HALT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term halt is used in the context of the following news items.
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ACLU to appellate court: Please halt NSA's resumed bulk data …
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked one of the nation's top appellate courts to order the National Security Agency to stop its ... «Ars Technica, Jul 15»
2
Ryanair asks court to halt 'illegal' strike by baggage handlers in …
Ryanair asks court to halt 'illegal' strike by baggage handlers who walked off job at Madrid airport in dispute over working conditions and pay. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Citing neglect, lawmakers urge halt to migrant detention center …
More than two dozen members of Congress are calling on federal officials to halt the expansion of California's largest immigrant detention ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
4
Deal to halt nuke ambitions - The Australian
Deal sealed to halt Iran's ambitions to build nuclear bomb. by: CATHERINE PHILP, HUGH TOMLINSON; From: AFP; July 15, 2015 12:00AM. Increase Text Size ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
5
Observer can halt SEC games for head injuries - The Courier-Journal
HOOVER, Ala. – SEC director of officials Steve Shaw, speaking Tuesday morning at the conference's media days, detailed the addition ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
6
UK to set up 'secure zone' in Calais to halt migrants - Yahoo News
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it's creating a "secure zone" in the French port of Calais for British-bound trucks to tackle the problem of migrants ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
7
Judge could halt oil drilling permits in Mancos Shale - Fuel Fix
Judge could halt oil drilling permits in Mancos Shale. Posted on July 14, 2015 | By Associated Press · Print. Shale drilling in New mexico. An oil pump operates ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
8
Volcano eruption to halt more Bali flights - Sky News
Another major eruption of Indonesia's Mount Raung volcano will again prevent flights in and out of Bali where thousands of Australians remain ... «Sky News Australia, Jul 15»
9
London Tube strikes: Underground could grind to halt after RMT …
The London Underground could again grind to a halt in August after the RMT union said its members would join Aslef and Unite on the picket ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
10
Cudeco extends trading halt amid finance talks | Business Spectator
Copper company CuDeco has extended its voluntary share suspension until the end of July, as it scrambles to secure funding for its Rocklands ... «Business Spectator, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Halt [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/halt>. Aug 2019 ».
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