Definition of Half

1. Noun. One of two equal parts of a divisible whole. "A century and one half"

Exact synonyms: One-half
Generic synonyms: Common Fraction, Simple Fraction
Specialized synonyms: Fifty Percent, Mediety, Moiety



2. Adjective. Consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity. "Lasted a half hour"
Similar to: Fractional

3. Adverb. Partially or to the extent of a half. "He was half hidden by the bushes"

4. Noun. One of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval.

5. Adjective. Partial. "He did only a half job"
Similar to: Incomplete, Uncomplete

6. Adjective. (of siblings) related through one parent only. "Half sister"
Antonyms: Whole

Definition of Half

1. a. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

2. 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.

3. n. Part; side; behalf.

4. v. t. To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.

Definition of Half

1. Adjective. Consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%). ¹

2. Adjective. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a sibling) Having one parent (rather than two) in common. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: rare, of a relative other than a sibling) Related through one common grandparent or ancestor rather than two. ¹

5. Adverb. In two equal parts or to an equal degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly ¹

6. Noun. 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. ¹

7. Noun. Half of a standard measure; frequently used (British) for half a pint of beer or cider. ¹

8. Noun. (context: preceded by “a” or a number) The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) part; side; behalf ¹

10. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To halve. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Half

1. one of two equal parts [n HALVES]

Medical Definition of Half

1. In an equal part or degree; in some pa appromating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-coloured, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious. "Half loth and half consenting." "Their children spoke halfin the speech of Ashdod." (Neh. Xiii. 24) 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view. The adjective and noun are often united to form a compound. 2. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge. "Assumed from thence a half consent." (Tennyson) Half ape, a middle or intermediate tint, as in drawing or painting. See Demitint. Half truth, a statement only partially true, or which gives only a part of the truth. Half year, the space of six moths; one term of a school when there are two terms in a year. Origin: AS. Healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS, OFries, & D. Half, G. Halb, Sw. Half, Dan. Halv, Icel. Halfr, Goth. Halbs. Cf. Halve, Behalf. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Half Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Half Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Half

halcyonold
halcyons
halecret
haled
haleness
halenesses
haler
halers
haleru
hales
halesia
halesias
halesome
halest
halethazole
half (current term)
half(a)
half-
half-a-gram stain
half-and-half
half-and-half dressing
half-arsed
half-asleep
half-awake
half-axial projection
half-back
half-baked
half-ball

Other Resources Relating to: Half

Search for Half on Dictionary.com!Search for Half on Thesaurus.com!Search for Half on Google!Search for Half on Wikipedia!