halfway

adjective half·way \ ˈhaf-ˈwā , ˈhäf- \

Definition of halfway

1 : midway between two points
2 : partial

halfway

adverb

Examples of halfway in a Sentence

  1. She was leading at the halfway mark of the race.

  2. We're halfway toward completing the project.

  3. They're only offering halfway measures, not a real solution.

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First Known Use of halfway

1694

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HALFWAY Defined for English Language Learners

halfway

Definition of halfway for English Language Learners

  • : in the middle between two points

  • : not total or complete


HALFWAY Defined for Kids

1

halfway

adverb half·way \ ˈhaf-ˈwā , ˈhäf- \

Definition of halfway for Students

: at or to half the distance
  • Open the door halfway.

2

halfway

adjective

Definition of halfway for Students

1 : midway between two points
  • Stop at the halfway mark.
2 : partial 1
  • They took only halfway measures to help.


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