What is the meaning of half?


  • One of two equal parts of a divisible whole.
    • usage: "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
  • One of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval.


  • Consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity.
    • usage: "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"
  • Partial.
    • usage: "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"
  • Of siblings. ( related through one parent only)
    • usage: "a half brother"; "half sister"


  • Partially or to the extent of a half.
    • usage: "he was half hidden by the bushes"
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