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Definition of 'half'


  1. one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
       Synonyms: one-half
  2. in various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval


  1. consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"
  2. partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"
  3. (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister"
       Antonyms: whole


  1. partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes"

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