and a half

Definition of and a half

1 used in measurements of time, distance, weight, etc., to indicate one half of the stated unit of measurement
  • My daughter is two and a half (years old).
  • The fish was a foot and a half long.
  • weighs ten and a half pounds
2 informal used to say that something is very good, large, difficult, etc.
  • That was a meal and a half!
  • Renovating a house is a job and a half.

Word by Word Definitions

half play
  1. : either of two equal parts that compose something

  2. : half an hour

  3. : one of a pair: such as

  1. : being one of two equal parts

  2. : that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half

  3. : falling short of the full or complete thing : partial

  1. : in an equal part or degree

  2. : not completely : partially

  3. : by any means : at all


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