Meaning of “half-day” in the English Dictionary

"half-day" in Business English

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half-dayadjective [ before noun ]

uk us

lasting for a morning or an afternoon, rather than the whole day:

The Nikkei finished up 148.53 at 10,825.17 after a half-day (trading) session.

half daynoun [ C ]


a day when people only work in either the morning or the afternoon, or when stores, businesses, etc. are only open in either the morning or the afternoon:

She works Mondays, Wednesdays and a half day Fridays so she can spend more time with her two toddlers.
Fees are £150 for a half day.

(Definition of “half-day” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)