Definition of halve
1a : to divide into two equal partsb : to reduce to one half halving the present costc : to share equally
2 golf : to play (a hole, round, or match) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent I lost the next two holes to pars, then halved the fourth by missing an easy putt. — David Owen
Examples of halve in a Sentence
The store is halving the price of many summer items.
Recent Examples of halve from the Web
Anticipating a price war, analysts have almost halved profit forecasts for local electronics chains such as Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd. and JB Hi-Fi Ltd.
Halve another 2 cups of strawberries, place in a food processor, and puree until smooth.
Oklahoma's Grant Hirschman halved his match with Ryan Gronlund.
Lee and Shuman took the 10th, and Chen and Totland won the 11th and 12th and halved the next three to end the match.
Intense clashes followed as the insurgents spread out across the city, which is halved by the Agus River, a crucial trading and transportation route in the region.
The Papermakers came back to halve the lead in the top of the fifth inning.
Efraimson halved her class load during UP's second semester to keep her focus on her training, her nutrition and her sleep.
Deutsche Telekom shares rise: Deutsche Telekom (DT) shares rose 4 percent after the group halved the original cash component in its multi-billion takeover offer for VoiceStream (VSTR), easing pressure on its tight debt situation.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'halve'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of halve
Middle English, from half half
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
HALVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of halve for English Language Learners
: to divide (something) into two equal parts : to divide (something) into halves
: to reduce (something) to one half of the original amount or size
HALVE Defined for Kids
Definition of halve for Students
1 : to divide into two equal parts I halved an apple.
2 : to reduce to one half He halved the recipe.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up halve? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).