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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

one of two equal parts; being a half; incomplete; partly; by very much; by far; as much as 50 percent more; in or into two parts; in half; divided into halves; not at all; not really; significant yet relatively minor part of something that remains to be described in full

Usage examples (4)
  • One way to penetrate this thick cover is with a Texas-rigged worm and a heavy—half- or three-quarter-ounce— slip-sinker.
  • He spoke the language of diplomacy perfectly -- his utterances consisted of half- truths, half lies.
  • She was half- hidden amid the lower branches of an old oak whose leaves had just begun to turn gold and red.
  • 3. Brothers and Sisters: Note if any of them are half- or step for more
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