Meaning of “halt” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /hɒlt/

[ no plural ] the act of stopping moving or happening:

The car came to a halt just inches from the edge of the cliff.
News of the accident brought the party to a halt.
call a halt to sth

to officially order something to stop:

The government has called a halt to all new building in the area.

(Definition of “halt noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)