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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Lame on the feet (Genesis 32:31; Psalms 38:17). To "halt between two opinions" (1 Kings 18:21) is supposed by some to be an expression used in "allusion to birds, which hop from spray to spray, forwards and backwards." The LXX. render the expression "How long go ye lame on both knees?" The Hebrew verb rendered "halt" is used of the irregular dance ("leaped upon") around the altar (ver. 26). It indicates a lame, uncertain gait, going now in one direction, now in another, in the frenzy of wild leaping.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HALT, verb intransitive

1. To stop in walking; to hold. In military affairs, the true sense is retained, to stop in a march. The army halted at noon.

2. To limp; that is, to stop with lameness.

3. To hesitate; to stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do.

How long halt ye between two opinions? 1 Kings 18:21.

4. To fail; to falter; as a halting sonnet.

HALT, verb transitive To stop; to cause to cease marching; a military term. The general halted his troops for refreshment.

HALT, adjective Lame; that is, holding or stopping in walking.

Bring hither the poor, the maimed, the halt and the blind. Luke 14:21.

HALT, noun A stopping; a stop in marching.

The troops made a halt at the bridge.

1. The act of limping.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HALT'ER, noun One who halts or limps.

HALT'ER, noun

1. A rope or strap and head-stall for leading or confining a horse.

2. A rope for hanging malefactors.

3. A strong cord or string.

HALT'ER, verb transitive To put a halter on; as, to halter a horse.

1. To catch and hold, or to bind with a rope or cord.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(doubtful). Bene-Hattil were among the children of Solomon's slaves "who came back from captivity with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:57; Nehemiah 7:59) (B.C. 536.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HALT'ING, participle present tense Stopping; limping.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HALT'INGLY, adverb With limping; slowly.