Read the following story and
answer the questions that follow :
There was a huge Banyan tree on the corner of the road that led to the village. It had stood there for years. The passers-by halted under the tree when they became tired The tree happily gave them shelter, which gave the tree, a sense of joy.
One day, the branches of the tree felt proud of themselves and said to the root, "We are so great. We, along with the leaves, give shade to the tired travellers and they thank us in return. Nobody even acknowledges or knows you." The root replied, "You are forgetting something. I am your strength. You all would not survive without my support. I am the real life of this tree."
What is the meaning of 'halted'?