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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The two equal parts of something split in two.

Usage examples (42)
  • I hate to see a thing done by halves: If it be right, do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone.
  • Noun : Four dimes and two nickels make a half. ,He ordered a half of ale
  • Adjective : a half quart. ,at half speed; half sleeve. ,half measures
  • Adverb : half understood. ,half recovered for more
Tutoring comment
  • I will "have" (to obtain) three cookies that have been cut into "halves" (two equal parts). Note: "Half" is one of two equal parts. "Halve" means to cut something into two equal parts.
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