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Half vs. Halves

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Halfadjective

Consisting of a half (1/2, 50%).

‘a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view’;

Halvesnoun

pl. of Half.

‘I can not believe by halves; either I have faith, or I have it not.’;

Halfadjective

Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect.

‘a half dream; half knowledge’;

Halfadjective

(of a sibling) Having one parent (rather than two) in common.

Halfadjective

(rare, of a relative other than a sibling) Related through one common grandparent or ancestor rather than two.

Halfadverb

In two equal parts or to an equal degree.

Halfadverb

In some part approximating a half.

Halfadverb

Partially; imperfectly.

‘half-colored; half done; half-hearted; half persuaded; half conscious’; ‘He does sometimes half wish to change his life, but it is too difficult.’;

Halfnoun

One of two usually roughly equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided.

‘I ate the slightly smaller half of the apple.’; ‘You don't know the half of it.’;

Halfnoun

(sports) One of the two opposite parts of the playing field of various sports, in which each starts the game.

Halfnoun

Half of a standard measure; frequently used (British) for half a pint of beer or cider.

Halfnoun

(preceded by “a” or a number) The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2.

‘Three-quarters minus a quarter is a half.’;

Halfnoun

(obsolete) Part; side; behalf.

Halfnoun

Any of the three terms at Eton College, for Michaelmas, Lent, and summer.

Halfnoun

(slang) A half sibling.

Halfnoun

A child ticket.

Halfverb

To halve.

Halfpreposition

A half-hour after, thirty minutes after used with the number of the hour.

Halfadjective

Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

Halfadjective

Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.

‘Assumed from thence a half consent.’;

Halfadverb

In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.

‘Their children spoke halfin the speech of Ashdod.’;

Halfnoun

Part; side; behalf.

‘The four halves of the house.’;

Halfnoun

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.

‘Not half his riches known, and yet despised.’; ‘A friendship so completePortioned in halves between us.’;

Halfverb

To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.

Halfnoun

one of two equal parts of a divisible whole;

‘half a loaf’; ‘half an hour’; ‘a century and one half’;

Halfnoun

in various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval

Halfadjective

consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity;

‘a half chicken’; ‘lasted a half hour’;

Halfadjective

partial;

‘gave me a half smile’; ‘he did only a half job’;

Halfadjective

(of siblings) related through one parent only;

‘a half brother’; ‘half sister’;

Halfadverb

partially or to the extent of a half;

‘he was half hidden by the bushes’;

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