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
Add 1 1/2 pounds zucchini (halved lengthwise and sliced), 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
The right-of-center government led by President Michel Temer — who was charged with corruption last month — has also changed policy, halving the local content quotas.
Rwanda’s income per person halved to $150 during the civil war of 1990-94.
In the meantime, prepare the rest of the sandwich: Halve the baguette widthwise, leaving a spine of crust intact.
For more on Takata, watch Fortune's video: By mid-afternoon shares had more than halved in value to 116 yen, eroding Takata's market capitalisation by about 75% from a week ago to nearly $86 million now.
The jail population had been halved from the roughly 7,000 inmates incarcerated before the 2005 storm.
The veto halved dividends to just over $1,000, causing divisions across the state over whether the governor took the right approach to dealing with Alaska's fiscal crisis.
Because cities and teams and owners build stadiums based on expecting a certain revenue stream; if that revenue stream were, say, halved by being relegated, a team might default on payments for stadiums and player contracts.
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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.
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