halt
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
halt(
halt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stop)
a. el alto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We can't afford another halt to our journey before nightfall.No nos podemos permitir otro alto en nuestro viaje antes del anochecer.
b. la parada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a brief halt, the soldiers continued marching.Después de una parada breve, los soldados siguieron marchando.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The driver hit the brakes, and brought the bus to a halt.El conductor frenó en seco y detuvo el autobús.
The train could not come to a halt in time to avert the disaster.El tren no pudo detenerse a tiempo para impedir el desastre.
2. (transport) (United Kingdom)
a. el apeadero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(railroad)
I'm getting off at the next halt. Yours is two more.Me bajo en el próximo apeadero. Para el tuyo faltan dos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cause to stop)
a. detener
The director has halted production until he can get a new camera.El director ha detenido la producción hasta que consiga una cámara nueva.
b. parar
The driver halted the bus and told us to get off.El conductor paró el autobús y nos dijo que nos bajáramos.
c. interrumpir
Due to the strike, production at the factory has been halted.Debido a la huelga, se ha interrumpido la producción en la fábrica.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to cease to move)
a. detenerse
The carriage halted and the marquess stepped out.El carruaje se detuvo y salió la marquesa.
b. parar
The truck halted at the very edge of the cliff.El camión paró justo al borde del acantilado.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (used as a command)
a. ¡alto!
"Halt!" shouted the general, and the soldiers froze in their tracks."¡Alto!" gritó el general, y los soldados se quedaron inmóviles.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
halt
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la alto m, parada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to come to a haltdetenerse
to bring something to a haltparalizar algo
to call a halt to somethinginterrumpir algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. detener
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. detenerse
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
halt [hɔːlt]
noun
1 (stop, standstill) alto (m); parada (f)
to bring sth to a halt [+car] parar or detener algo; [+event, process] interrumpir algo
I could've brought the entire festival to a halt the strike brought production to a halt
to come to a halt [+car] pararse; detenerse; [+train] hacer alto; detenerse; [+negotiations] interrumpirse; to call a halt (to sth) poner fin (a algo)
2 (Britain) (train stop) apeadero (m)
transitive verb
[+vehicle, production] parar; detener
intransitive verb
(gen) pararse; detenerse; [+train] hacer alto; detenerse; [+process] interrumpirse
halt! (Mil) ¡alto!
modifier
halt sign (n) señal (f) de stop
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?