Definitions for halfpennyˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni; ˈheɪ pəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half•pen•ny*ˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni; ˈheɪ pəns(n.)(pl.)half•pen•nies; half•pence

  1. (n.)a former British coin equal to half a penny.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. the sum of half a penny.

    Category: Numismatics

  3. (adj.)of the price or value of a halfpenny.

  4. of little value; worthless.

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Origin of halfpenny:

1225–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. halfpenny, ha'penny(noun)

    an English coin worth half a penny

Wiktionary

  1. halfpenny(Noun)

    (plural: halfpennies) A discontinued British coin worth half of one penny (old or new).

  2. halfpenny(Noun)

    (plural: halfpence) An quantity of money worth half a penny.

  3. halfpenny(Adjective)

    Costing or worth one halfpenny.

Freebase

  1. Halfpenny

    The Australian Halfpenny was a coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. The coin was first minted in 1911 and stopped being minted in 1964, excluding 1937, 1956 - 1958 inclusive. When the Australian currency was decimalised on 14 February 1966 the coin was equal to 5⁄12¢.

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