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other half

noun

Simple Definition of other half

  • : a group of people who are not like you because they are either very rich or very poor

  • : a person's wife or husband

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of other half

  1. 1 :  a group of people who are not like someone because they are either very rich or very poor —used in the phrase how the other half lives <They won a million dollars and, for a few years, got to see how the other half lives.>

  2. 2 chiefly British old-fashioned + humorous :  a person's wife or husband <I don't believe we have anything planned for that night, but let me check with my other half.>

Word by Word Definitions

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise

halfplay
  1. :  either of two equal parts that compose something

    :  a part approximately equal to one of these

    :  one of a pair: as

  1. :  being one of two equal parts

    :  amounting to approximately half

    :  falling short of the full or complete thing :  partial

  1. :  in an equal part or degree

    :  not completely :  partially

    :  by any means :  at all


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