Definitions for halfhæf, hɑf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

halfhæf, hɑf(n.; adj.; adv.)(pl.)halves

  1. (n.)one of two equal or approximately equal parts, as of an object, unit of measure or time, or other divisible whole; a part of a whole equal or almost equal to the remainder.

  2. a quantity or amount equal to such a part (½).

  3. either of two equal periods of play in a game, usu. with an intermission separating them.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Compare quarter (def. 10). 10

  4. one of two; a part of a pair.

  5. a halfback.

  6. the sum of 50 cents.

    Category: Informal

    Ref: half dollar.

  7. (adj.)being one of two equal or approximately equal parts of a divisible whole:

    a half quart.

  8. being half or about half of anything in degree, amount, length, etc.:

    at half speed; a half sleeve.

  9. partial or incomplete.

  10. (adv.)in or to the extent or measure of half:

    half full.

  11. in part; partly; incompletely.

  12. to some extent; almost.

Idioms for half:

  1. by half,by a great deal; by far.

    Category: Idiom

  2. half again as much or as many,50 percent more:

    This mug holds half again as much coffee as the smaller one.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

  3. in half,into halves or two approximately equal parts:

    The vase broke in half.

    Category: Idiom

  4. not (the) half of it,a relatively minor part of the matter under discussion.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of half:

bef. 900; ME; OE h(e)alf, c. OFris, OS half, OHG halb, ON halfr, Go halbs

Princeton's WordNet

  1. one-half, half(noun)

    one of two equal parts of a divisible whole

    "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"

  2. half(adj)

    one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

  3. half(a)(adj)

    consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity

    "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"

  4. half(a)(adj)

    partial

    "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"

  5. half(adverb)

    (of siblings) related through one parent only

    "a half brother"; "half sister"

  6. half(adverb)

    partially or to the extent of a half

    "he was half hidden by the bushes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. half(adjective)æf, hɑf

    of an amount equal to one of two equal parts

    half a bottle of champagne; We waited a half hour.

  2. halfæf, hɑf

    the hardest part

    Getting my parents to agree was half the battle.

  3. halfæf, hɑf

    much of the time, people, etc.

    Half the things she bought were really ugly.

  4. half(noun)æf, hɑf

    one of two equal parts of sth

    the first half of the year; Half of the food was gone.; She gave me one of the halves of the apple.

  5. halfæf, hɑf

    into two equal parts

    The board had split in half.

  6. halfæf, hɑf

    in sports, one of two equal periods of a game

    He scored 20 points in the first half.

  7. halfæf, hɑf

    30 minutes past the hour of one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.

  8. half(adverb)æf, hɑf

    partly

    She's half French.; I was half asleep.; The food was half gone.

  9. halfæf, hɑf

    much less good, pretty, etc. than

    This one wasn't half as good as the last one.

Wiktionary

  1. half(Noun)

    One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; u2014 sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.

    You don't know the half of it.

  2. half(Noun)

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

  3. half(Noun)

    The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2.

    Three-quarters minus a quarter is a half.

  4. half(Noun)

    part; side; behalf

  5. half(Verb)

    To halve.

  6. half(Adverb)

    In two equal parts or to an equal degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly

    half-colored; half done; half-hearted; half persuaded; half conscious

  7. half(Adjective)

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

    a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view

  8. half(Adjective)

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

    a half dream; half knowledge

  9. half(Adjective)

    Having one parent (rather than two) in common.

    A half brother or half sister

  10. half(Adjective)

    Related through one common grandparent or ancestor rather than two.

    A half uncle or half aunt or half cousin

  11. Origin: healf ('half'); as a noun, 'half', 'side', 'part'; akin to Old Saxon, Old Friesian, and Dutch half, German halb, Swedish half, Danish halv, Icelandic hālfr and Gothic 03370330033B03310343 (halbs). Compare halve, behalf.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Half(adj)

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

  2. Half(adj)

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

  3. Half(adverb)

    in an equal part or degree; in some pa/ appro/mating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious

  4. Half(adj)

    part; side; behalf

  5. Half(adj)

    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

  6. Half(verb)

    to halve. [Obs.] See Halve

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'half' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #544

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'half' in Written Corpus Frequency: #251

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'half' in Nouns Frequency: #618

  4. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'half' in Adverbs Frequency: #333


Translations for half

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

half(adjective)

being (equal to) one of two equal parts (of something)

a half bottle of wine.

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