verb \ˈhav, ˈhäv\

: to divide (something) into two equal parts : to divide (something) into halves

: to reduce (something) to one half of the original amount or size


Full Definition of HALVE

transitive verb
a :  to divide into two equal parts
b :  to reduce to one half <halving the present cost>
c :  to share equally
:  to play (as a hole in golf) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent

Examples of HALVE

  1. The store is halving the price of many summer items.

Origin of HALVE

Middle English, from half half
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

Rhymes with HALVE

HALVE Defined for Kids


verb \ˈhav, ˈhäv\

Definition of HALVE for Kids

:  to divide into two equal parts <I halved an apple.>
:  to reduce to one half <He halved the recipe.>


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