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one of two equal or approximately equal parts of a divisible whole, as an object, or unit of measure or time; a part of a whole equal or almost equal to the remainder.
a quantity or amount equal to such a part ( 1 / 2 ).
Sports . either of two equal periods of play, usually with an intermission or rest period separating them. Compare quarter ( def. 10 ) .
one of two; a part of a pair.
Informal .
half dollar.
the sum of 50 cents
Four dimes and two nickels make a half.
Baseball . either of the two units of play into which an inning is divided, the visiting team batting in the first unit and the home team batting in the second.
Football . a halfback.
British Informal .
a half-crown coin.
the sum of a half crown; two shillings, sixpence.
a half pint
He ordered a half of ale.


being one of two equal or approximately equal parts of a divisible whole
a half quart.
being half or about half of anything in degree, amount, length, etc.
at half speed; half sleeve.
partial or incomplete
half measures.


in or to the extent or measure of half.
in part; partly; incompletely
half understood.
to some extent; almost
half recovered.


by half
by very much; by far
She was too talented by half for her routine role.
half again as much or as many
as much as 50 percent more
This mug holds half again as much coffee as the smaller one.
half in two
Southern U.S. (chiefly Gulf States ) . in or into two parts; in half
Cut the cake half in two.
in half
divided into halves
The vase broke in half.
not half
not at all; not really
His first attempts at painting are not half bad.
half ( def. 15 ) .
not the half of
a significant yet relatively minor part of something that remains to be described in full
He accused them of being responsible for the error, and that's not the half of the story. Also, not half of, not half.


total , whole


bisected , divided , even-steven , fifty-fifty * , fractional , halved , incomplete , limited , moderate , partlynotes:half is one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; halve means to divide by two , bifid , bipartite , cloven , dichotomous , imperfect , intermediate , mid , middle , midpoint , partial
bisection , division , fifty percent , fraction , hemisphere , moietynotes:half is one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; halve means to divide by two , bifurcation , dichotomy , divided , fifty-fifty , incomplete , moiety , part , partial

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