1. 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.
    You don't know the half of it.
  1. One of the two opposite parts of the playing field of various sports, in which each starts the game.
  1. Half of a standard measure; frequently used for half a pint of beer or cider.
  2. The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2.
    Three-quarters minus a quarter is a half.
  3. part; side; behalf


  1. To halve.


  1. Consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%).
    a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view
  2. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect.
    a half dream; half knowledge
  3. Having one parent (rather than two) in common.
    A or
  4. Related through one common grandparent or ancestor rather than two.
    A or or
  5. Half an hour after the time given; half past.
    We went to bed at half ten.


  1. In two equal parts or to an equal degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly
    half-colored; half done; half-hearted; half persuaded; half conscious

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