Definition of halve
- halving the present cost
- I lost the next two holes to pars, then halved the fourth by missing an easy putt.
- —David Owen
The store is halving the price of many summer items.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to divide (something) into two equal parts : to divide (something) into halves
: to reduce (something) to one half of the original amount or size
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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