into halves
Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

The four halves of the house. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Not half his riches known, and yet despised. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A friendship so complete Portioned in halves between us. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Better half}. See under {Better}.

{In half}, in two; an expression sometimes used improperly instead of {in halves} or {into halves}; as, to cut in half. [Colloq.] --Dickens.

{In one's half} or {On one's half}, in one's behalf; on one's part. [Obs.]

{To cry halves}, to claim an equal share with another.

{To go halves}, to share equally between two. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Halves — Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] The four halves of the house. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halves — hævz /hɑːvz n. two equal parts of something; (Sports) segments of time periods into which a game is divided hælf n. one part of two equal parts; one of a pair; either of two equal playing periods in a game (Sports); halfway point in playing… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in halves — Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] The four halves of the house. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry halves — Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] The four halves of the house. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go halves — Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] The four halves of the house. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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