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Definitions of half

  1. To halve. [Obs.] See Halve. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One of two equal parts; a moiety. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. One of two equal parts; a school term; in football, a half back. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One of two equal parts: an English schoolboys' term for a session; a contraction of half year; the term between vacations. "It's a jolly time, too, getting to the end of the half."-T. Hughes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. One of two equal parts into which a whole is divided. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. One of the two equal parts into which a thing is or may be divided. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The portion of a thing divided into two equal parts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. In an equal part or degree; in some pa appromating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Equally; partly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. In an equal part or degree: in part: imperfectly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To the extent of a half; partially. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Part; side; behalf. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; - sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Consisting of a half; partial; incomplete. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Having or consisting of one of two equal parts: being in parts: incomplete, as measures. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Consisting of half; being in part. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. In equal part; in part. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Having half of a standard value; partial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Consisting of a half or fraction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. In an equal part or degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for half

  1. Here the one- half is come true, already at this time. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  2. It can't be half past seven! – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
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