Significado de "half" - Diccionario inglés para estudiantes

half

noun, determiner uk us /hɑːf/ (plural halves)

A2 [ C, U ] one of two equal parts of something; 1/2:

Rice is eaten by half of the world's population.
Cut the lemons into halves.
It'll take half an hour to get there.
Jenny lived in Beijing for a year and a half.
break/cut/split sth in half

B1 to divide something into two equal parts:

Divide the dough in half and roll it out into two circles.
decrease/increase, etc sth by half

to make something smaller/larger, etc by half its size:

The drug reduces the risk of stroke by half.
half past one/two/three, etc mainly UK

A1 30 minutes past one o'clock/two o'clock/three o'clock, etc:

We got back to our hotel at half past seven.
half one/two/three, etc UK informal

A1 30 minutes past one o'clock/two o'clock/three o'clock, etc:

"What time does it start?" "About half six."

(Definición de half noun, determiner de Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)