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

Definition of halfway

1 : midway between two points
2 : partial

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The Herons are now even with the Chicago Fire, Portland Timbers, and Sporting Kansas City in terms of having players sent off in 2022, and are halfway to the campaign-high eight that New York City FC finished with last year. Franco Panizo, Sun Sentinel, 23 June 2022 At the halfway stage in the chart week, Liam also appears at No. 3 with Down By The River Thames, a recording of his December 2020 lockdown livestream. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 30 May 2022 The Golden State Warriors are halfway to that goal. Noel Harris, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 2022 Wet Leg, runners up in the BBC Sound of 2022 poll (won by PinkPantheress), have the best-selling album on physical copies and downloads at the halfway stage of the chart week. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 11 Apr. 2022 More than 35 halfway-house residents were forced from their temporary homes in Hartford late Monday after an underground electrical fire sent smoke into at least one Washington Street building. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 9 Nov. 2021 There are two very distinct lenses through which to regard the Cincinnati Bengals at the quasi-halfway point in the season. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 8 Nov. 2021 Louis Oosthuizen set a 36-hole record at the British Open and is halfway to ending that run of near misses at the majors. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 17 July 2021 The Panthers are halfway to a second straight district title after defeating Taft 25-18, 25-14, 25-13 on Tuesday at Harlan High School. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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4 Jul 2022

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“Halfway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halfway. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for halfway


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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