half

  • 1 half — [ hæf ] (plural halves [ hævz ] ) function word, quantifier *** Half can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a word such as a, the, this, or his ): We live half a mile up the road. I have to spend half my time taking… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 Half — (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 half — 1. Half functions as a noun or pronoun (the first half of the year / I ve still got half), an adjective (a half share) or predeterminer (i.e. placed before another determiner such as the, half the audience), and an adverb (He ll come half way / I …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 half — ► NOUN (pl. halves) 1) either of two equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided. 2) either of two equal periods into which a match or performance is divided. 3) Brit. informal half a pint of beer. 4) informal a half… …

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  • 5 half — [haf, häf] n. pl. halves [ME < OE healf, part, half, akin to ON halfr, Ger halb < IE (s)kelep , lit., divided < base * (s)kel , to cut > SCALP, SKILL, HELM2] 1. a) either of the two equal parts of something [the top half of the sixth… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 half — HALF, halfi, s.m. (Rar; la fotbal) Mijlocaş. – Din engl. half. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  HALF s. v. mijlocaş. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  half s. m., pl. halfi …

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  • 7 half — O.E. half, halb (Mercian), healf (W. Saxon) side, part, not necessarily of equal division (original sense preserved in behalf), noun, adjective, and adverb all in O.E., from P.Gmc. *khalbas something divided (Cf. O.S. halba, O.N. halfr, O.Fris.,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Half — Half, adv. In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half colored, half done, half hearted, half persuaded, half conscious. Half loth and half consenting. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Their children… …

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  • 10 half — hȁlf m <N mn ovi, G ōvā> DEFINICIJA sport zast. pretežno obrambeni igrač u nekim momčadskim igrama loptom (nogomet, hokej i sl.) zadužen da sprečava protivničke napadače u izvođenju napada i da se uključuje u ofenzivne akcije vlastite… …

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  • 11 half- — sharing one parent, from HALF (Cf. half). Half brother is attested from early 14c.; half sister from c.1200 …

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  • 12 half- — [haf] combining form 1. one half [half life] 2. partly [half baked] * * * …

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  • 13 half- — [haf] combining form 1. one half [half life] 2. partly [half baked] …

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  • 14 Half — 〈[ha:f] m. 6; veraltet; noch österr.; kurz für〉 Halfback * * * hạlf: ↑ helfen. * * * Half [ha:f], der; s, s [engl. half, kurz für halfback, ↑Halfback] (Ballspiele, öst …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 Half — Half, v. t. To halve. [Obs.] See {Halve}. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Half — [ha:f] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. half, kurz für halfback, vgl. ↑Halfback> (österr.) Läufer in einer [Fuß]ballmannschaft …

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  • 17 half — [adj] partial bisected, divided, evensteven*, fifty fifty*, fractional, halved, incomplete, limited, moderate, partly; concept 785 Ant. total, whole half [n] one of two equal parts of a whole bisection, division, fifty percent, fraction,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 18 Half — (engl., spr. Hahf), so v.w. Halb; daher Halfcent (spr. Hafßent), 1/2 (nordamerikanischer Cent, s.d. 3); Halfcrown (spr. Hahfkraun), 1/2 englische Krone; Halfdollar (spr. Hahfdoller), Dollar; Halfeagle (spr. Hahfihk l), (Eagle); Halfpenny (spr.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 19 half — index moiety, semi Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 20 Half — 〈[ha:f] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; veraltet; noch österr.; Sport; kurz für〉 Halfback …

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