halve

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verb \ˈhav, ˈhäv\

Definition of halve

halved

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halving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to divide into two equal partsb :  to reduce to one half halving the present costc :  to share equally

  3. 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

  1. The store is halving the price of many summer items.

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Origin and Etymology of halve

Middle English, from half half

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HALVE Defined for English Language Learners

halve

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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

halve

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verb \ˈhav, ˈhäv\

Definition of halve for Students

halved

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halving

  1. 1 :  to divide into two equal parts I halved an apple.

  2. 2 :  to reduce to one half He halved the recipe.



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