What does halve mean?

Definitions for halvehæv, hɑv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word halve.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. halve(verb)

    divide by two; divide into halves

    "Halve the cake"


  1. halve(Verb)

    To reduce to half the original amount.

  2. halve(Verb)

    To divide into two halves.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halve(noun)

    a half

  2. Halve(verb)

    to divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of

  3. Halve(verb)

    to join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together

  4. Origin: [From Half.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Halve

    häv, v.t. to divide into halves or two equal parts: to join two pieces of timber by notching or lapping.—adj. Halved, divided into halves: (bot.) appearing as if one side were cut away.—n.pl. Halves (see Half).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of halve in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of halve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Irish Proverb:

    It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.

  2. Stuart Holmes:

    We would normally hope to halve that, for an exporter buying several million a year, that has a real impact on his bottom line. It can be the difference between employing a couple of extra staff.

  3. Rolf Bulander:

    Battery technology is critical for the breakthrough. We expect battery costs to halve by 2020 and for the energy density to double. That would be double the range at half the price, if this technological breakthrough is achieved, we will think about manufacturing battery cells.

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Translations for halve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rozpůlit, půlitCzech
  • halbierenGerman
  • dimidiar, demediarSpanish
  • puolittaaFinnish
  • diviser en deuxFrench
  • kettéoszt, félbevág, elfelez, felezHungarian
  • dimezzareItalian
  • dimidioLatin
  • halverenDutch
  • [[сократи́ть]] [[наполови́ну]], [[дели́ть]] [[попола́м]], [[сокраща́ть]] [[наполови́ну]], [[раздели́ть]] [[попола́м]]Russian
  • halveraSwedish

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