Definitions
half Tweet Definition of half Like Definition of half on Facebook
noun (halves)
  1. one, One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; " sometimes followed by of; as, a of an apple.
verb (halves, halving, halved)
  1. (context, transitive, obsolete) To halve.
adjective 
  1. Consisting of a moiety, or half
a bushel; a hour; a dollar; a view
  1. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect
a dream; knowledge
    • Tennyson:
    • : Assumed from thence a consent.
adverb 
  1. In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly
-colored; done; -hearted; persuaded; conscious
    • Dryden:
    • : Half loth and consenting.
    • Nehemiah 13:24:
    • : Their children spoke in the speech of Ashdod.
Etymology: healf ('half'); as a noun, 'half', 'side', 'part'; akin to Old Saxon, Old Friesian, and Dutch halfDutch, half, German halb, Swedish halfSwedish, half, Danish halv, Icelandic hÄlfr and Gothic (halbs). Compare halve, behalf.


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for half for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of half
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2022 All rights reserved.