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Meaning & Definition of Half in English

English

Half

/hæf/

noun

1. One of two equal parts of a divisible whole

  • "Half a loaf"
  • "Half an hour"
  • "A century and one half"
    synonym:
  • one-half
  • ,
  • half

2. One of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

    synonym:
  • half

adjective

1. Consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity

  • "A half chicken"
  • "Lasted a half hour"
    synonym:
  • half(a)

2. Partial

  • "Gave me a half smile"
  • "He did only a half job"
    synonym:
  • half(a)

3. (of siblings) related through one parent only

  • "A half brother"
  • "Half sister"
    synonym:
  • half

adverb

1. Partially or to the extent of a half

  • "He was half hidden by the bushes"
    synonym:
  • half

Examples of using

The thieves made off with a sculpture with an estimated worth of half a million euros.
We'll be there at half past two.
I'll be back in half an hour.