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English adjective: half

1. half consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity


SamplesA half chicken.
Lasted a half hour.


Similarfractional


Antonymswhole

2. half partial


SamplesGave me a half smile.
He did only a half job.


Similarincomplete, uncomplete


Antonymscomplete

3. half (of siblings) related through one parent only


SamplesA half brother.
Half sister.


Antonymswhole


English noun: half

1. half (quantity) one of two equal parts of a divisible whole


SamplesHalf a loaf.
Half an hour.
A century and one half.


Synonymsone-half


Broader (hypernym)common fraction, simple fraction


Narrower (hyponym)fifty percent, mediety, moiety

2. half (time) one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval


Broader (hypernym)division, part, section


Narrower (hyponym)first half, last half, second half


Part meronymbasketball, basketball game, football, football game, hoops, period of play, play, playing period


English adverb: half

1. half partially or to the extent of a half


SamplesHe was half hidden by the bushes.









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