HyperDic: half

English > 6 senses of the word half:
NOUNquantityhalf, one-halfone of two equal parts of a divisible whole
timehalfone of two divisions into which some games / games or performances are divided
ADJECTIVEallhalfconsisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
allhalfpartial
allhalf(of siblings) related through one parent only
ADVERBallhalfpartially or to the extent of a half
half > pronunciation
Soundshhae'f
Rhymesallograph ... telegraph: 34 rhymes with aef...
English > half: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConsisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity.
Examples
  • "a half chicken"
  • "lasted a half hour"
Broaderfractionalconstituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
Spanishmedio
Catalanmig
Adverbshalfpartially or to the extent of a half
English > half: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpartial.
Examples
  • "gave me a half smile"
  • "he did only a half job"
Broaderincomplete, uncompletenot complete or total
Catalanmeitat
English > half: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of siblings) related through one parent only.
Examples
  • "a half brother"
  • "half sister"
Oppositewhole(of siblings) having the same parents
English > half: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningOne of two equal parts of a divisible whole.
Examples
  • "half a loaf"
  • "half an hour"
  • "a century and one half"
Synonymone-half
Narrowerfifty percentA half expressed as a percentage
moiety, medietyOne of two (approximately) equal parts
Broadercommon fraction, simple fractionThe quotient of two integers
Spanishmitad
Catalanmeitat
English > half: 6 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningOne of two divisions into which some games / games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval.
Part ofbasketball, basketball game, hoopsA game / game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players
football, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
playing period, period of play, play(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
Narrowerfirst halfThe first of two halves of play
second half, last halfThe second of two halves of play
Broaderpart, section, divisionOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
Spanishmitad, parte
Catalanmeitat, part
English > half: 6 senses > adverb 1
Meaningpartially or to the extent of a half.
Example"he was half hidden by the bushes"
Catalanmig
Adjectiveshalfconsisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity

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