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noun, pronoun, predeterminer, adjective, adverb
/hɑːf/ US  /hæf/
either of the two equal or nearly equal parts that together make up a whole
"What's half of ninety-six?" "Forty-eight."
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 eighteenth century.
The recipe tells you to use a pound and a half of butter.
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.
Large in number or quantity
half past 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).
Days and times of day
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 London.
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
"Do you use milk or cream in the recipe?" "Half and half."
half as much again ( US also half again as much) 50% more of the existing number or amount
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
(Definition of half noun, pronoun, predeterminer, adjective, adverb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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