Definitions for halfhæf, hɑf

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  7. Origin: [AS. healf. See Half, a.]

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  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


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