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halfs, plural; halves, plural;
  1. Either of two equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided
    • - the northern half of the island
    • - two and a half years
    • - divided in half
    • - reduced by half
  2. Either of two equal periods of time into which a sports game or a performance is divided

  3. Either of the two parts of one inning
    • - the top half of the third
  4. A score for an individual hole that is the same as one's opponent's

  1. An amount equal to a half
    • - half an hour
    • - almost half the children turned up
    • - half of the lectures are delivered by him
    • - the last half century
  2. Amounting to a part thought of as roughly a half
    • - half the letters were sent first class
    • - half of them are gate-crashers
  1. To the extent of half
    • - the glass was half full
  2. To a certain extent; partly
    • - the chicken is half-cooked

  1. one-half: one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
  2. half(a): consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"
  3. partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes"
  4. half(a): partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"
  5. one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
  6. (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister"
  7. One half is the irreducible fraction resulting from dividing one by two (½), or any number by its double; multiplication by one half is equivalent to division by two. It is the fraction occurring most often in mathematical equations, recipes, measurements, etc. ...
  8. 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; Half of a standard measure; frequently used (UK) for half a pint of beer or cider; The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2; part; side; behalf — Wyclif; To ...
  9. Time Student: A student who is: (1) enrolled in a participating school; (2) carrying an academic workload that amounts to at least half of the workload of a full-time student, as determined by the school; and (3) not a full-time student. ...
  10. Used in match play when score is tied on a hole. Each side credited with a half.
  11. Synonym for half-dollar.
  12. Half an hour before the first actors are due on stage (i.e. 35 minutes before the show begins). All actors must be in their dressing rooms by the Half. Traditionally the audience is allowed into the auditorium at that point. ...
  13. When referring to intervals, a movement of one fret. (+)
  14. When giving time, a British person might say that it’s half something, like “half six”, which means 6:30. The phrase was originally “half past [the hour]“, but over time it was shortened to just “half-[hour]“. ...
  15. "I could stand to lose 50% of my body weight," said Tom affably.
  16. high amplitude low frequency; Homocysteine, Atherosclerosis, Lipid and Familial Hypercholesterolemia [study]
  17. One of two equal parts. Think of a pie that's been cut down the center.
  18. half hour call given by DSM to warn the company they have 35 min before the start of the performance.
  19. Feeling divided, incomplete, in between, or in conflict over something / Lack of motivation; not being thorough or totally committed / Something you are only partly aware of; having vague intentions / Sharing expenses or duties
  20. A pearl that have been sanded on one side.
  21. (haaaf) n. 1. English for half a pint (by default, of bitter). 2. Scots for a single measure of whisky. In Scotland, ``a pint and a half means a pint of heavy and a measure of whisky; in England it means a pint of bitter and a half pint of bitter.
  22. Half a mile, four furlongs; 880 yards; 2,640 feet.
  23. the player who receives the ball following the play-the-ball.
  24. A common abbreviation for a half carat.
  25. the way the Brits say, for example, 12:30 or 7:30, whatever:30. Jerad and I hear a lot, “Fancy a pint at the pub at half 9?”