Associations to the word «Half»


HALF, adjective. Consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%).
HALF, adjective. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect.
HALF, adjective. (of a sibling) Having one parent (rather than two) in common.
HALF, adjective. (rare, of a relative other than a sibling) Related through one common grandparent or ancestor rather than two.
HALF, adjective. (UK) (time) Half an hour after the time given; half past.
HALF, adverb. In two equal parts or to an equal degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly
HALF, noun. One of two usually roughly equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; — sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
HALF, noun. (sports) One of the two opposite parts of the playing field of various sports, in which each starts the game.
HALF, noun. Half of a standard measure; frequently used (British) for half a pint of beer or cider.
HALF, noun. (preceded by “a” or a number) The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2.
HALF, noun. (obsolete) part; side; behalf
HALF, noun. Any of the three terms at Eton College, for Michaelmas, Lent, and summer.
HALF, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To halve.
HALF, preposition. (UK) (Ireland) a half-hour after, thirty minutes after (used with the number of the hour)
HALF A MIND, noun. (informal) (idiomatic) A moderate inclination.
HALF ADDER, noun. (electronics) A specific logical circuit that performs an addition operation on two bits.
HALF AND HALF, adjective. In equal parts; half
HALF AND HALF, adverb. In two equal parts.
HALF AND HALF, noun. Half one thing and half another.
HALF AND HALF, noun. (US) A mixture of cream and milk often used in coffee, defined by the US Food and Drug Administration to contain between 10.5% and 18% milk fat.
HALF AND HALF, noun. A mixture of two alcoholic beverages, most frequently those brewed from malt, such as porter and ale or mild and bitter beers, in about equal parts; also used for equal parts of an alcoholic beverage and water.
HALF AND HALF, noun. A person of mixed race or with dual nationality.
HALF AND HALF, noun. (British) A combination of both rice and chips as an accompaniment to a curry, as opposed to one or the other.
HALF AND HALF, noun. (UK) A combination of beer and ale (or similar alcoholic drinks) in equal quantities.
HALF AND HALF, noun. Both oral sex and vaginal sex performed in sequence by a prostitute
HALF AND HALF, noun. (US) A mixture of half lemonade and half iced tea.
HALF ASS, noun. The onager
HALF AUNT, noun. A half sister of one's parent.
HALF AUNT, noun. A half sister-in-law to one's parent.
HALF AUNTS, noun. Plural of half aunt
HALF BAKED, adjective. Alternative spelling of half-baked
HALF BATH, noun. (North America) A bathroom or lavatory in a home containing a sink and a toilet, but no bathtub or shower.
HALF BATHROOM, noun. A room with a toilet (the device) and, typically, a sink, but no shower or bathtub.
HALF BATHS, noun. Plural of half bath
HALF BINDING, noun. A style of book binding in which only the back and corners are in leather.
HALF BIRTHDAY, noun. The day halfway in between two consecutive birthdays.
HALF BIRTHDAYS, noun. Plural of half birthday
HALF BLOOD, noun. (legal) A person shares one parent with another; a half-sibling.
HALF BLOOD, noun. A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed
HALF BLOODS, noun. Plural of half blood
HALF BOARD, noun. (travel) a hotel rate that includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner, but no meal at lunchtime
HALF BROTHER, noun. A male sibling who has a different father, but the same mother. (Also known as maternal half brother)
HALF BROTHER, noun. A male sibling who has a different mother, but the same father. (Also known as paternal half brother)
HALF BROTHER-IN-LAW, noun. The half brother of one's spouse.
HALF BROTHER-IN-LAW, noun. The husband of one's half-sibling.
HALF BROTHER-IN-LAW, noun. The husband of the half-sister of one's spouse.
HALF BROTHERS, noun. Plural of half brother
HALF BROTHERS-IN-LAW, noun. Plural of half brother-in-law
HALF CADENCE, noun. (music) a cadence that moves up from a tonic, supertonic, mediant, or subdominant chord to a dominant triad
HALF CADENCES, noun. Plural of half cadence
HALF CELL, noun. (physics) (chemistry) Either of the two parts of an electrochemical cell containing an electrode and an electrolyte.
HALF CELLS, noun. Plural of half cell
HALF COUSIN, noun. The son or daughter of one's half-uncle or half-aunt
HALF CUT, adjective. (slang) Rather drunk.
HALF DOZEN, noun. A set of six.
HALF FORWARD, noun. (Australian rules football) (Gaelic football) (hurling) An attacking player who plays between the midfielders and forwards.
HALF GLOVE, noun. A form of glove that covers the fingers and most of the hand but not the thumb, or one that leaves the ends of the fingers exposed.
HALF GROSS, noun. (historical) Seventy-two.
HALF HITCH, noun. (knots) A knot or hitch made by passing the end of the rope once around the standing part or other rope.
HALF HITCHES, noun. Plural of half hitch
HALF LIT, adjective. Drunk
HALF MARATHON, noun. A running race over the distance of 21.0975 km, half the length of a marathon.
HALF MARATHONS, noun. Plural of half marathon
HALF MEASURE, noun. Alternative form of half-measure
HALF NELSON, noun. (wrestling) A hold in which the wrestler applying the hold puts one arm under the arm of their opponent and applies pressure to the back of their opponents head or neck.
HALF NELSONS, noun. Plural of half nelson
HALF NEPHEW, noun. Son of one's half brother or half sister.
HALF NIECE, noun. Daughter of one's half brother or half sister.
HALF NOTE, noun. (US) (music) A musical note that is two beats long, which is half the length of a semibreve and equal in length to two crotchets; a minim.
HALF NOTES, noun. Plural of half note
HALF ORPHAN, noun. A person, especially a child, with only one living parent.
HALF ORPHANS, noun. Plural of half orphan
HALF PAST, noun. Thirty minutes past any hour.
HALF PENNYS, noun. Obsolete form of halfpennies; obsolete plural of halfpenny.
HALF POLLUTED, adjective. (informal) Drunk.
HALF REST, noun. (music) A pause or interval of silence equal in duration to two quarter rests or one half of a whole rest. In common or 4/4 time, its duration is two beats.
HALF REST, noun. (music) A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle directly above the middle line of a staff whose height is half the distance between lines.
HALF RESTS, noun. Plural of half rest
HALF RHYME, noun. An imperfect rhyme in which the final (coda) consonants of stressed syllables (and, in modern English poetry, any following syllables to the end of the words) are identical in sound, but the vowels of the stressed syllables are not.
HALF RHYMES, noun. Plural of half rhyme
HALF SEAS OVER, adjective. (slang) Partly drunk.
HALF SHELL, adjective. (rare) (colloquial) (especially with "on the") Inexpensive; not overpriced.
HALF SHELL, noun. (physics) (figuratively) Any half of a roughly spherical-like object; any dome-shaped object.
HALF SHELL, noun. (of food) (especially with "on the") Either half of a clamshell especially when used to serve individual portions of spiced, minced, breaded, baked clams.
HALF SHELLS, noun. Plural of half shell
HALF SIB, noun. Alternative spelling of half-sib
HALF SIBLING, noun. Alternative spelling of half-sibling
HALF SIBLINGS, noun. Plural of half sibling
HALF SISTER, noun. The daughter of one's mother who has a different father, maternal half sister, uterine sister
HALF SISTER, noun. The daughter of one's father who has a different mother, paternal half sister.
HALF SISTER-IN-LAW, noun. The half sister of one's spouse.
HALF SISTER-IN-LAW, noun. The wife of one's half-brother.
HALF SISTER-IN-LAW, noun. The wife of the half-brother of one's spouse.
HALF SISTERS, noun. Plural of half sister
HALF SISTERS-IN-LAW, noun. Plural of half sister-in-law
HALF SMILE, noun. A short-lived, partial, or seemingly uncertain smile.
HALF SOVEREIGN, noun. A former British gold coin having a value of ten shillings
HALF SOVEREIGNS, noun. Plural of half sovereign
HALF SPACE, noun. A broad step between flights of a stair
HALF SPACE, noun. (mathematics) Any of the two parts of three-dimensional space divided by a plane
HALF SPACES, noun. Plural of half space
HALF STACK, noun. An amplifier set consisting of an amp head and a cabinet.
HALF STAFF, noun. Alternative form of half-staff
HALF STEP, noun. (music) (US) An interval of which there are seven in a fifth or twelve in an octave, consisting of two tones whose frequency ratio is about 1.059 or 18/17.
HALF STEPS, noun. Plural of half step
HALF TERM, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see half,‎ term.
HALF TERM, noun. (UK) A short school holiday in the middle of the term.
HALF TIME, noun. (sports) The interval between the two halves of a sports match.
HALF TIME, noun. The time taken for a physical quantity to halve the difference between its present value and its final value.
HALF TIMES, noun. Plural of half time
HALF TITLE, noun. (book printing) a page before the title page containing the book's title but no title-page details
HALF VIADUCT, noun. A type of viaduct built into a hillside, where only part of the road is supported by the structure.
HALF VOLLEY, noun. (sports) A stroke, in ball sports, in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces off the ground
HALF VOLLEY, noun. (cricket) A delivery that bounces just short of the blockhole
HALF WISH, verb. To want to do something, but not quite enough to do it, in fact. Usually for some impediment.

Dictionary definition

HALF, noun. One of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half".
HALF, noun. One of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval.
HALF, adverb. Partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes".
HALF, adjective. Consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour".
HALF, adjective. Partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job".
HALF, adjective. (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister".

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