other half

noun

Definition of other half

1 :a group of people who are not like someone because they are either very rich or very poor used in the phrase how the other half lives
  • They won a million dollars and, for a few years, got to see how the other half lives.
2 chiefly British, old-fashioned + humorous :a person's wife or husband
  • I don't believe we have anything planned for that night, but let me check with my other half.

Word by Word Definitions

other play
  1. : being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

  2. : being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

half play
  1. : either of two equal parts that compose something

  2. : half an hour

  3. : one of a pair: such as

  1. : being one of two equal parts

  2. : that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half

  3. : falling short of the full or complete thing : partial

  1. : in an equal part or degree

  2. : not completely : partially

  3. : by any means : at all


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