1. one-half, half, common fraction, simple fraction

usage: one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"

2. half, part, section, division

usage: one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval


1. half(prenominal), fractional (vs. whole)

usage: consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"

2. half(prenominal), incomplete (vs. complete), uncomplete

usage: partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"

3. half (vs. whole)

usage: (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister"


1. half

usage: partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes"

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