Meaning of "half" in Essential American English Dictionary


noun, determiner us /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 Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)