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Waters vs Halt - What's the difference?

waters | halt |

As a noun waters

is .

As a verb halt is





  • Verb

  • (water)
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia halt)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . English usage in the sense of 'make a halt' is from the noun. Cognate with North Frisian (m), Swedish (m).


    (en verb)
  • (label) To limp; move with a limping gait.
  • (label) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; hesitate; be uncertain; linger; delay; mammer.
  • * Bible, 1 Kings xviii. 21
  • How long halt ye between two opinions?
  • (label) To be lame, faulty, or defective, as in connection with ideas, or in measure, or in versification.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).


    (en verb)
  • (lb) To stop marching.
  • (lb) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
  • *
  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
  • (lb) To bring to a stop.
  • (lb) To cause to discontinue.
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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A cessation, either temporary or permanent.
  • * Clarendon
  • Without any halt they marched.
  • A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) healt (verb (healtian)), from (etyl) . Cognate with Danish halt, Swedish halt.


    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Lame, limping.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Mark IX:
  • It is better for the to goo halt into lyfe, then with ij. fete to be cast into hell [...].
  • * Bible, Luke xiv. 21
  • Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt , and the blind.


    (en verb)
  • To limp.
  • * 1610 , , act 4 scene 1
  • Do not smile at me that I boast her off,
    For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
    And make it halt behind her.
  • To waver.
  • To falter.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated) Lameness; a limp.
  • Anagrams

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