Traducción en español de “half”
half noun /haːf/ (plural halves /haːvz/)
› one of two equal parts of anything
He tried to stick the two halves together again half a kilo of sugar a kilo and a half of sugar one and a half kilos of sugar. › one of two equal parts of a game (eg in football, hockey) usually with a break between them
Rangers scored three goals in the first half. half- ›
a half-dozen a half-kilo of tea. halve /haːv/ verb › to divide (something) into two equal parts
He halved the apple. › to make half as great as before; to reduce by half
By going away early in the year, we nearly halved the cost of our holiday. half-and-half adverb, adjective › in equal parts
We can split the costs between us half-and-half. halfback noun › in football, hockey etc, (a player in) a position directly behind the forwards.
half-brother nouns ( half-sister) › a brother or sister by one parent only
My father has been married twice, and I have two half-brothers. half-caste noun › an offensive word for a person whose father and mother are of different races, especially white and black.
half-hearted adjective › not eager; done without enthusiasm
a half-hearted cheer/attempt. half-heartedly adverb ›
half-heartedness noun ›
half-holiday noun › a part of a day (usually the afternoon) during which no work is done
the school-children were given a half-holiday to celebrate the football team’s success. half-hourly adjective, adverb › done etc every half-hour
The trains depart at half-hourly intervals The buses to town run half-hourly. half-term noun › (the period when students are given) a holiday about the middle of a term
We get a week’s holiday at half-term (also adjective) a half-term holiday. half-time noun › a short rest between two halves of a game (of football etc)
The players ate oranges at half-time. half-way adjective, adverb › of or at a point equally far from the beginning and the end
We have reached the half-way point We are half-way through the work now. half-wit noun › a fool or idiot
That boy is a complete half-wit. half-witted adjective › foolish or idiotic.
a half-witted remark. half-yearly adjective, adverb › done etc every six months
a half-yearly report We balance our accounts half-yearly. at half mast › (of flags) flying at a position half-way up a mast etc to show that someone of importance has died
The flags are (flying) at half mast. by half › by a long way
He’s too clever by half. do things by halves › to do things in an incomplete way
He never does things by halves. go halves with › to share the cost with.
I went halves with Ian to pay for the taxi. half past three/four/seven etc (American half after three etc) › at thirty minutes past the hour stated
I’m leaving at half past six. in half › in(to) two equal parts
He cut the cake in half My pencil broke in half. not half › a slang expression for very much
‘Are you enjoying yourself?’ ‘Not half!’