Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “halve”

See all translations

halve

verb uk   /hɑːv/ us    /hæv/
[T] to reduce something by half or divide something into two equal pieces: In the past eight years, the elephant population in Africa has been halved. The potatoes will cook more quickly if you halve them before you put them in the oven. [I] If something halves, it is reduced by half: Their profits have halved in the last six months.
(Definition of halve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of halve?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “halve” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More