halve

  • 1halve — [hɑːv ǁ hæv] verb [intransitive, transitive] to go down to half of a previous amount, level etc, or to make something do this: • The share value of internet stocks has halved over the past three months. • He announced plans to sell more than $1… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2Halve — (h[aum]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Halved} (h[aum]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Halving}.] [From {Half}.] 1. To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of. [1913 Webster] So far apart their lives are thrown From the twin soul… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3halve — [ha:v US hæv] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: half] 1.) to reduce something by a half ▪ Cash cuts have halved the number of places available on training courses. 2.) to cut or divide something into two equal pieces ▪ Halve the potatoes lengthwise …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4halve — [ hæv ] verb 1. ) transitive to reduce something to half its original size, number, or amount: The bank had to halve its discount rate. a ) intransitive to be reduced to half the original size, number, or amount: The number of people contracting… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5halve — [hav, häv] vt. halved, halving [ME halven < half, HALF] 1. to divide into two equal parts 2. to share (something) equally with someone [to halve one s winnings with another] 3. to reduce by fifty percent; reduce to half 4. Carpentry …

    English World dictionary

  • 6Halve — Hal ve (h[aum]l ve), n. A half. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7halve — index bifurcate, cross (intersect), dichotomize, divide (separate), part (separate), split …

    Law dictionary

  • 8halve — (v.) c.1200, halfen to divide in halves; see HALF (Cf. half). Meaning to reduce by half is from c.1400. Related: Halved; halving …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9halve — [v] cut in half bisect, divide equally, reduce by fifty percent, share equally, split in two; concept 98 Ant. combine …

    New thesaurus

  • 10halve — ► VERB 1) divide into two parts of equal size. 2) reduce or be reduced by half …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11halve — [[t]hɑ͟ːv, AM hæ̱v[/t]] halves, halving, halved 1) V ERG When you halve something or when it halves, it is reduced to half its previous size or amount. [V n] Dr Lee believes that men who exercise can halve their risk of cancer of the colon... [V… …

    English dictionary

  • 12halve — UK [hɑːv] / US [hæv] verb Word forms halve : present tense I/you/we/they halve he/she/it halves present participle halving past tense halved past participle halved 1) a) [transitive] to reduce something to half its original size, number, or… …

    English dictionary

  • 13halve — /hav, hahv/, v.t., halved, halving. 1. to divide into two equal parts. 2. to share equally: to halve one s rations with a stranger. 3. to reduce to half. 4. Golf. to play (a hole, round, or match) in the same number of strokes as one s opponent.… …

    Universalium

  • 14halve — verb (T) 1 to cut or divide something into two equal pieces: Halve the eggplant lengthwise and hollow out the center. 2 to reduce something by a half: The European Union plans to halve production of CFCs by the end of the decade …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15Halve — 1. Oever de Halve (Seite) ansehen. – Schütze, II, 93. Jemand seitwärts über die Achsel verächtlich ansehen. 2. Oever de Halve brengen. – Märkische Forschungen, I, 152. Ueber die Seite bringen, worin sich die ursprüngliche Bedeutung des Wortes… …

    Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • 16halve — verb ADVERB ▪ more than ▪ almost, nearly, virtually ▪ approximately, roughly ▪ effectively …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17halve — transitive verb (halved; halving) Etymology: Middle English, from half half Date: 13th century 1. a. to divide into two equal parts b. to reduce to one half < halving the present cost > c. to share equally 2. to play (as a hole in golf) in the&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18halve — haaf …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 19halve — verb /hɑːv,hæv/ a) To reduce to half the original amount. b) To divide into two halves …

    Wiktionary

  • 20halve — Synonyms and related words: amputate, apportion, ax, be partners in, bifurcate, bisect, branch, butcher, by two, carve, chop, cleave, cooperate, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, dichotomize, dimidiate, dissever, divide, divide with, divvy up&#8230; …

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