half hour


half hour

noun

: 30 minutes : a period of time that lasts for 30 minutes

: the middle point of an hour

Full Definition of HALF HOUR

1
:  thirty minutes
2
:  the middle point of an hour
half–hour·ly \ˈhaf-ˈa(-ə)r-lē, ˈhäf-\ adverb or adjective

Examples of HALF HOUR

  1. Trains depart every half hour.
  2. I waited a half hour in line.

First Known Use of HALF HOUR

15th century

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