What does half-pay mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. half-pay(noun)

    reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time


  1. Half-pay

    In the British Army and Royal Navy of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, half-pay referred to the pay or allowance an officer received when in retirement or not in actual service. The novels of the Horatio Hornblower series, taking place in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, include numerous references to the protagonist and his fellow naval officers' fear of being retired and "stranded ashore on half-pay", which they consider as their worst nightmare.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of half-pay in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of half-pay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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