Halfway Half"way`, a. Equally distant from the extremes; situated at an intermediate point; midway; as, at the halfway mark. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: center(prenominal), middle(prenominal), midway. [1913 Webster]

2. partial. [WordNet sense 2] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. including only half or a portion; incomplete; as, halfway measures. [WordNet sense 3] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

{Halfway covenant}, a practice among the Congregational churches of New England, between 1657 and 1662, of permitting baptized persons of moral life and orthodox faith to enjoy all the privileges of church membership, save the partaking of the Lord's Supper. They were also allowed to present their children for baptism. [1913 Webster]

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  • Halfway — is the name of several places: *in the British Islands **Halfway, Berkshire, England **Halfway, Carmarthenshire, Wales **Halfway, County Cork, Ireland **Halfway, Glasgow, Scotland **Halfway, Sheffield, England *in the United States **Halfway,… …   Wikipedia

  • Halfway — Halfway, MO U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 176 Housing Units (2000): 74 Land area (2000): 2.135612 sq. miles (5.531209 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.135612 sq. miles (5.531209 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Halfway — Half way (h[aum]f w[=a] ), adv. In the middle; at half the distance; imperfectly; partially; as, he halfway yielded. [1913 Webster] Temples proud to meet their gods halfway. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halfway — [haf′wā΄, hafwā′] adj. 1. equally distant between two points, states, etc.; midway 2. incomplete; partial [halfway measures] adv. 1. half the distance; to the midway point 2. incompletely; partially meet halfway to compromise or be willing to… …   English World dictionary

  • halfway — also half way, O.E. healfweg; see HALF (Cf. half) + WAY (Cf. way). Halfway house originally was a common name for inns midway between cities or stages …   Etymology dictionary

  • halfway — [adj] not complete; in the middle betwixt and between*, center, centermost, central, equidistant, imperfect, intermediate, medial, median, mid*, middlemost, midway, moderate, part, partial, part way, smack dab*, smack in the middle*; concepts 531 …   New thesaurus

  • halfway — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE 1) at or to a point equidistant between two others. 2) (as adverb ) to some extent: halfway decent …   English terms dictionary

  • halfway — index center (central position), central (situated near center), intermediate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • halfway — half|way [ˌha:fˈweı US ˌhæf ] adj, adv 1.) at a middle point in space or time between two things = ↑partway halfway through/up/down/between etc ▪ He chased Kevin halfway up the stairs. ▪ It was a terrible film I left halfway through. ▪ traffic… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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