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Definition of "half" []

  • One of two equal parts that together constitute a whole. (noun)
  • One part approximately equal to the remaining part. (noun)
  • Informal A 50-cent piece. (noun)
  • Sports One of the two playing periods into which certain games are divided. (noun)
  • Sports A halfback. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "half" in a sentence
  • "Yes Fr Guy's leaving his up until the Baptism of Our Lord..ours are half up..half down!"
  • "'Only half so good, Mr. Kirke,' rejoined the black, showing a set of teeth which a dentist might have used for a door plate; 'only _half_ so good,' case I'se only half white."
  • "What say you, then, to the fact, that whilst the outer half is devoted to an advertisement of Mr Reprint's imitative publications, the _better half_ contains a bold and faithful warning against such piracy!"