half noun, determiner Meaning in the Essential American Dictionary
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Meaning of "half" in Essential American English Dictionary

half

noun, determiner
 
/hæf/ ( plural halves /hævz/)
A2 one of two equal parts of something; 1/2: 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, etc. something in half B1 to divide something into two equal parts: Fold the piece of paper in half.
informal a lot: I don’t even know where she is half the time.
(Definition of half noun, determiner from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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