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Noun: half (halves)  hãf
  1. One of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    "half an hour"; "a century and one half"; "half a loaf";
    - one-half
     
  2. One of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
Adjective: half  hãf
  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"
Adverb: half  hãf
  1. Partially or to the extent of a half
    "he was half hidden by the bushes"

See also: fractional, incomplete, uncomplete

Type of: common fraction, division, part, section, simple fraction, vulgar fraction [Brit]

Antonym: whole

Part of: basketball, basketball game, football, football game, hoops, period of play, play, playing period

Encyclopedia: Half