Definitions of half

  1. ( of siblings) related through one parent only; " a half brother"; " half sister"
  2. one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; " half a loaf"; " half an hour"; " a century and one half"
  3. partially or to the extent of a half; " he was half hidden by the bushes"
  4. partial; " gave me a half smile"; " he did only a half job"
  5. consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; " a half chicken"; " lasted a half hour"
  6. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.
  7. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.
  8. Part; side; behalf.
  9. To halve. [ Obs.] See Halve.
  10. In an equal part or degree; in some pa appromating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half- colored, half done, half- hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.
  11. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; - sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
  12. One of two equal parts; a school term; in football, a half back.
  13. Equally; partly.
  14. Consisting of a half; partial; incomplete.
  15. One of two equal parts: an English schoolboys' term for a session; a contraction of half year; the term between vacations. " It's a jolly time, too, getting to the end of the half."- T. Hughes.
  16. Having or consisting of one of two equal parts: being in parts: incomplete, as measures.
  17. In an equal part or degree: in part: imperfectly.
  18. Consisting of half; being in part.
  19. In equal part; in part.
  20. One of two equal parts into which a whole is divided.
  21. To divide into halves.
  22. Having half of a standard value; partial.
  23. One of the two equal parts into which a thing is or may be divided.
  24. To the extent of a half; partially.
  25. Consisting of a half or fraction.
  26. In part, or in an equal part or degree.
  27. One of two equal parts; a moiety.
  28. The portion of a thing divided into two equal parts.
  29. In an equal part or degree.

Usage examples for half

  1. Here the one- half is come true, already at this time. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  2. It can't be half- past seven! – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
  3. Come back in half an hour's time." – The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
  4. How Virginia got through the next half- hour she did not know. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  5. The earthlier half, its own and Heaven's before. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. Take us or leave us; but we don't want any half- way friends that like us when they can't get anything any better. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  7. One has only to meet it half way. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  8. I half thought he might get it. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  9. They came back the same evening; they had turned back when half- way out. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  10. I half expected to find a letter from you here. – The Love Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay by Mary Wollstonecraft Roger Ingpen
  11. And the other half? – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  12. It wasn't half that. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. You don't half know him. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  14. The only danger would be-" he added, half to himself. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  15. Saveliitch, give me half of what you have there, and keep the rest for yourself. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  16. I'm half wrong in my head myself over the thing. – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  17. I shall leave half of it to Edgar. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. I do not understand half of what you are saying. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. " Half of them won't come if we do. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley