Half-pence
halfpenny half"pen*ny, half-penny half"-pen*ny(h[=a]"p[e^]n*n[y^] or h[aum]f"-; 277), n.;pl. {Half-pence} (-pens) or {Half-pennies}(-p[e^]n*n[i^]z). An English coin of the value of half a penny, no longer minted; also, the value of half a penny.

Syn: ha'penny. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • half|pence — «HAY puhns», noun. halfpennies …   Useful english dictionary

  • half|pen|ny — «HAY puh nee, HAYP nee», noun, plural half|pen|nies, half|pence, adjective. –n. 1. a British coin worth half a penny. 2. the value of this coin. –adj. 1. worth a halfpenny. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half penny (British decimal coin) — Infobox Coin Country = United Kingdom Denomination = Half penny Value = ½ Unit = penny sterling Mass = 1.78 Diameter = 17.14 Thickness = approx. 1 Edge = Plain Composition = Bronze Years of Minting = 1971 ndash;1984 Catalog Number = Obverse = 76… …   Wikipedia

  • Half-pennies — halfpenny half pen*ny, half penny half pen*ny(h[=a] p[e^]n*n[y^] or h[aum]f ; 277), n.;pl. {Half pence} ( pens) or {Half pennies}( p[e^]n*n[i^]z). An English coin of the value of half a penny, no longer minted; also, the value of half a penny.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half-penny — halfpenny half pen*ny, half penny half pen*ny(h[=a] p[e^]n*n[y^] or h[aum]f ; 277), n.;pl. {Half pence} ( pens) or {Half pennies}( p[e^]n*n[i^]z). An English coin of the value of half a penny, no longer minted; also, the value of half a penny.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half-crown — (halbe Krone) war die englische Bezeichnung für die Münze zu 2½ Shillings; das entsprach dem Achtel eines Pounds. Die ersten Half Crowns wurden 1549 unter der Herrschaft von Edward VI. geprägt. Erst ab 1893 trugen die Münzen die Wertbezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Half Crown — (halbe Krone) war die englische Bezeichnung für die Münze zu 2½ Shillings; das entsprach dem Achtel eines Pounds. Die ersten Half Crowns wurden 1549 unter der Herrschaft von Edward VI. geprägt. Erst ab 1893 trugen die Münzen die Wertbezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • half a crown — ˌhalf ˈcrown [half crown half crowns] (also ˌhalf a ˈcrown) noun an old British coin worth 2½ ↑shillings (= now 12½ pence) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pence — Synonyms and related words: bawbee, crown, dollar, farthing, fiver, florin, fourpence, fourpenny, groat, guinea, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny, mag, meg, mite, monkey, new pence, np, p, penny, pony, pound, quid, shilling, sixpence, tenner,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Half crown (Irish coin) — IrishCoinInfobox EN NAME = Half Crown GA NAME = Leath Choróin DESIGN = Horse The half crown coin was a pre decimal coin worth 1/8 of an Irish pound. The coin featured the Irish hunter, a breed of horse; the original minting of the coin from 1928… …   Wikipedia

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