1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.


  1. A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
  2. The act of limping; lameness.

v. i.

  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.
  2. To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.

v. t.

  1. To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.


  1. Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
  2. To walk lamely; to limp.
  3. To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.