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Definition 1: one of two equal parts of a divisible whole - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where half or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • half a loaf
  • half an hour
  • a century and one half

Synonyms for half in the sense of this definition

(half is a kind of ...) the quotient of two integers

(... is a kind of half ) a half expressed as a percentage

(... is a kind of half ) one of two (approximately) equal parts

Definition 2: one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval - [noun denoting time]

(half is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is a kind of half ) the first of two halves of play

(... is a kind of half ) the second of two halves of play

(... is part of half) any of various 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

(... is part of half) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

(... is part of half) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

Definition 3: (of siblings) related through one parent only - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where half or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a half brother
  • half sister

Definition 4: partially or to the extent of a half - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where half or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was half hidden by the bushes

Definition 5: consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where half or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a half chicken
  • lasted a half hour

(half is similar to ...) constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

"a fractional share of the vote" "a partial dose"

Definition 6: partial - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where half or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave me a half smile
  • he did only a half job

(half is similar to ...) not complete or total; not completed

"an incomplete account of his life" "political consequences of incomplete military success" "an incomplete forward pass"

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