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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

Full Definition of halve

halvedhalv·ing

  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

  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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