(Hal"o*phyte) n. [Gr. "a`ls, "alo`s, salt + fyto`n a plant.] (Bot.) A plant found growing in
salt marshes, or in the sea.
(Ha"lo*scope) n. [Halo + -scope.] An instrument for exhibition or illustration of the phenomena
of halos, parhelia, and the like.
(Hal*o*tri"chite) n. [Gr. "a`ls sea + qri`x, tricho`s, hair.] (Min.) An iron alum occurring in
silky fibrous aggregates of a yellowish white color.
(Ha*lox"y*line), n. [Gr. "a`ls, "alo`s, salt + xy`lon wood.] An explosive mixture, consisting
of sawdust, charcoal, niter, and ferrocyanide of potassium, used as a substitute for gunpowder.
(Halp) imp. of Help. Helped. [Obs.]
(Hal"pace) n. (Arch.) See Haut pas.
(Hals) n. [AS. heals; akin to D., G., & Goth. hals. See Collar.] The neck or throat. [Obs.]
Do me hangen by the hals.Chaucer.
(Halse) v. t. [AS. healsian.]
1. To embrace about the neck; to salute; to greet. [Obs.]
Each other kissed gladSpenser.
And lovely halst.
2. To adjure; to beseech; to entreat. [Obs.]
O dere child, I halse thee,Chaucer.
In virtue of the Holy Trinity.
(Halse), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Halsed (h&addlst); p. pr. & vb. n. Halsing.] [Cf. Hawser.] To
haul; to hoist. [Obs.] Grafton
(Hal"sen*ing) a. Sounding harshly in the throat; inharmonious; rough. [Obs.] Carew.
(Hals"er) n. See Hawser. Pope.
(Halt) 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Halt) n. [Formerly alt, It. alto, G. halt, fr. halten to hold. See Hold.] A stop in marching or
walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
Without any halt they marched.Clarendon.
[Lovers] soon in passion's war contest,Davenant.
Yet in their march soon make a halt.
(Halt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Halted; p. pr. & vb. n. Halting.]
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.
How long halt ye between two opinions?1 Kings xviii. 21.
(Halt) v. t. (Mil.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.