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halve

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verb, \ˈhav, ˈhäv\

Simple Definition of halve

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

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of halve

halvedhalving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to divide into two equal parts b :  to reduce to one half <halving the present cost> c :  to share equally

  3. 2 :  to play (as a hole in golf) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent

Examples of halve in a sentence

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



Origin of halve

Middle English, from half half


First Known Use: 13th century

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HALVE Defined for Kids

halve

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verb \ˈhav, ˈhäv\

Definition of halve for Students

halvedhalving

  1. 1 :  to divide into two equal parts <I halved an apple.>

  2. 2 :  to reduce to one half <He halved the recipe.>




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