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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.



2. half partial

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

Similarincomplete, uncomplete


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

SamplesA half brother.
Half sister.


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.


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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