un halting

halting

[hawl-ting]
adjective
1.
faltering or hesitating, especially in speech.
2.
faulty or imperfect.
3.
limping or lame: a halting gait.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see halt2, -ing2

haltingly, adverb
haltingness, noun
unhalting, adjective
unhaltingly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un halting
Collins
World English Dictionary
halting (ˈhɔːltɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  hesitant: halting speech
2.  lame
 
'haltingly
 
adv
 
'haltingness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

halt
"stop," 1622, from Fr. halte or It. alto, ult. from Ger. Halt, imperative from O.H.G. halten "to hold" (see hold). A Ger. military command borrowed into the Romance languages 16c.

halt
"lame," in O.E. lemphalt "limping," from P.Gmc. *haltaz (cf. O.Fris. halt, O.N. haltr, O.H.G. halz, Goth. halts "lame"), from PIE *qelad, from base *qela- "to break" (cf. Rus. koldyka "lame," Gk. kolobos "broken, curtailed").
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;