and a half

Definition of and a half

  1. 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. 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

  1. :  either of two equal parts that compose something

    :  a part approximately equal to one of these

    :  one of a pair: such as

  1. :  being one of two equal parts

    :  that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something :  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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