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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Half n.; pl. Halves
 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.]
    The four halves of the house.   --Chaucer.
 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
    Not half his riches known, and yet despised.   --Milton.
 A friendship so complete
 Portioned in halves between us.   --Tennyson.
 Better half. See under Better.
 In half, in two; an expression sometimes used improperly instead of in halves or into halves; as, to cut in half. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
 In one's half or On one's half, in one's behalf; on one's part. [Obs.]
 To cry halves, to claim an equal share with another.
 To go halves, to share equally between two.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Halves n., pl. of Half.
 By halves, by one half at once; halfway; fragmentarily; partially; incompletely.
    I can not believe by halves; either I have faith, or I have it not.   --J. H. Newman.
 To go halves. See under Go.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or
             quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour" [syn:
      2: partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"
         [syn: half(a)]
      3: (of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half
         brother"; "half sister" [ant: whole]
      n 1: one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf";
           "half an hour"; "a century and one half" [syn: one-half]
      2: in various games or performances: either of two periods of
         play separated by an interval
      adv : partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by
            the bushes"
      [also: halves (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See half