half-dollar
noun Date: 1786 1. a coin representing one half of a dollar 2. the sum of 50 cents

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  • half-dollar — ˌhalf ˈdollar noun [countable] an American or Canadian coin worth 50 cents see also dollar * * * half dollar UK US noun [C] MONEY ► a US or Canadian coin worth fifty cents → See also DOLLAR(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • Half dollar — may refer to ½ unit of currencies that are named dollar. Normally 1 dollar is divided into 100 cents, making half dollar equal to 50 cents. But most of the time, coins or banknotes of that amount are denominated in one of the two expressions.ee… …   Wikipedia

  • half dollar — noun count a coin worth one half of a dollar in the U.S. or Canada …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half dollar — ☆ half dollar n. a U.S. or Canadian coin, equal to 50 cents: the U.S. half dollar is made of silver and copper …   English World dictionary

  • half dollar — n an American or Canadian coin worth 50 cents …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half dollar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half dollar : singular half dollar plural half dollars a coin worth one half of a dollar in the US or Canada …   English dictionary

  • half dollar — noun a United States coin worth half of a dollar • Syn: ↑fifty cent piece • Hypernyms: ↑coin * * * ˌhalf ˈdollar [half dollar] noun a US coin worth 50 cents …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-dollar — ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a coin representing one half of a dollar a United States or Canadian half dollar 2. : the sum of fifty cents or one half of a dollar …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-dollar — half dol·lar (hăfʹdŏl ər, häfʹ ) n. A U.S. silver coin worth 50 cents. * * * …   Universalium

  • half dollar — half′ dol′lar n. num a coin of the U.S. and Canada equal to 50 cents …   From formal English to slang

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