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Significado de “half” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "half" - Diccionario Inglés

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halfnoun, pronoun, predeterminer, adjective, adverb

uk   /hɑːf/  us   /hæf/
A2 either of the two equal or nearly equal parts that together make up a whole: "What's half of 96?" "48." Roughly half (of) the class are Spanish and the others are a mixture of nationalities. Cut the apple in half/into halves (= into two equal parts). My little brother is half as tall as me/half my height. half a dozen (= six) eggs Half of me would just like to give it all up and travel around the world (= partly I would like to, but partly I would not). She was born in the latter half of the 18th century. The recipe tells you to use a pound and a half of butter.
B2 informal a lot: She invited a lot of people to the party but half of them didn't turn up. I don't even know where she is half (of) the time.
half past
A1 Half past a particular hour is 30 minutes later than that hour: I'll meet you at half past nine (= 09.30 or 21.30).UK informal I'll meet you at half seven (= half past seven).
B1 only partly: He answered the door half naked. I was half expecting to see her at the party. I'm half inclined to take the job just because it's in Argentina. He was being funny but I think he was half serious. The bottle's half empty.
go halves informal
to divide the cost of something with someone: Shall we go halves on a bottle of champagne? I'll go halves with you on a bottle of champagne.
half and half
equal amounts of two different things: You can use just sugar, just honey, or half and half.
See also
half as much again
50 percent more of the existing number or amount

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halfnoun [C]

uk   /hɑːf/  us   /hæf/ (plural halves)
(Definition of half from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "half" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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halfpronoun, noun [C/U]

 us   /hæf/ (plural halves  /hævz/ )
either of the two equal or nearly equal parts that together make up a whole: [U] Half of 12 is 6. [U] Half (of) the students are Spanish. [U] Cut the apple in half (= into two equal parts). [C] The recipe calls for a pound and a half of potatoes.
In sports, a half is one of two equal periods of play, often with a short pause for rest between them.

halfadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /hæf/
referring to either of the two equal or nearly equal parts that together make up a whole: Each talk should last about a half hour/half an hour (= 30 minutes). We need half a dozen (= six) eggs.
Half also means partly or not completely: She was still sleepy and only half aware of what was happening. I half expected (= almost expected) to see her at the party.
(Definition of half from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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