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ˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni; ˈheɪ pənsHalf·pen·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. halfpenny, ha'pennynoun

    an English coin worth half a penny


  1. halfpennynoun

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

  2. halfpennynoun

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

  3. halfpennyadjective

    Costing or worth one halfpenny.


  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¢.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Halfpenny

    The original penny pieces were deeply indented crosswise, so that halfpennies and farthings (or fourthlings) could easily be broken off, as occasion demanded.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Halfpenny in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Halfpenny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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