half·​way | \ ˈhaf-ˈwā How to pronounce halfway (audio) , ˈhäf-\

Definition of halfway

1 : midway between two points

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Other Words from halfway

halfway adverb

Examples of halfway in a Sentence

She was leading at the halfway mark of the race. We're halfway toward completing the project. They're only offering halfway measures, not a real solution.
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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, apps allow us to connect seamlessly with people halfway round the world at the expense of those next to us on the bus or in a restaurant. Anna Davies, Quartz, "Solo dining is bad for our mental health—and for the planet," 4 Nov. 2019 France was similarly fined $4,000 at the 2011 World Cup after the team advanced over the halfway line during the All Blacks' ritual pre-match performance. George Ramsay And Ben Morse, CNN, "England's Haka response was 'fantastic,' says NZ coach Steve Hansen," 30 Oct. 2019 Mini Side Lunge into Pull Through Standing upright, step your left leg out to the side and bend the left knee into a halfway side lunge. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "Tone and tighten your butt with this 31-day routine," 1 July 2019 The Pacers are halfway home to pulling off the series upset up 2-1 thanks to a game-high 30 points from Bojan Bogdanvoic. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Bogdanovic catches fire, Pacers regain series lead in stunning comeback vs. Cavs," 20 Apr. 2018 That's a respectable number but not even halfway home. Bud Shaw, cleveland.com, "The Indians reached a compromise on Wahoo that should placate fans (but probably won't) -- Bud Shaw," 29 Jan. 2018 The Toffees' skipper has now notched nine Premier League goals this campaign and picked up the November goal of the month award following his stupendous halfway line strike against West Ham last month. SI.com, "Wayne Rooney Finally Speaks Out on His Drink-Driving Shame Claiming it Was a 'Stupid Mistake'," 17 Dec. 2017 Alex Wood Series: Houston leads 2-1 in best-of-7 Preview A perfect fit in their own place, the Houston Astros are halfway home. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "Astros vs. Dodgers 2017 live stream, score updates; World Series Game 4 time, TV channel, watch online," 28 Oct. 2017 Castellanos, also a finalist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017, earned recognition for her halfway line strike for Venezuela against Cameroon at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016. SI.com, "Castellanos, Giroud & Masuluke Named as Final Three for 2017 FIFA Puskás Award," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of halfway

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of halfway was in 1694

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11 Nov 2019

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“Halfway.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halfway. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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How to pronounce halfway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of halfway

: in the middle between two points
informal : not total or complete


half·​way | \ ˈhaf-ˈwā How to pronounce halfway (audio) , ˈhäf-\

Kids Definition of halfway

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



Kids Definition of halfway (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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