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half

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 one of two equal or nearly equal parts
  • to be fair, we should each get half the pie

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2 either of a pair matched in one or more qualities
  • it's the bottom half of the ninth inning, and the Yankees are up at bat

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half

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of half (Entry 2 of 3)

lacking some necessary part
  • half measures that did nothing but prolong the problem

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half

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of half (Entry 3 of 3)

1 in any way or respect
  • this cut on your arm isn't half as bad as it looks

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2 in some measure or degree
  • what you said is only half true

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The first known use of half was before the 12th century

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half

half-and-half

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“Half.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/half. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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