half

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɑːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hæf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(haf, häf )

Inflections of 'half' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": halves
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half

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [first, second] half of the [movie, game, book]
  2. [run, walk, exercise] for half an hour
  3. the two halves of the [brain, game]
  4. (hear) the other half of the story
  5. is my [other, better] half
  6. (see) how the other half lives
  7. half (of) the [students, population, children, people, passengers, patients]
  8. half (of) the [cake, pudding, mousse] was [vanilla, chocolate, air]
  9. half a [mile, kilo, second, minute, century, loaf]
  10. half the time you are just [doing nothing, lying, being lazy]
  11. divide [in, by] half
  12. reduce by half
  13. [broken, split, ripped] in half
  14. [takes, have, in] an hour and a half
  15. you [don't know, haven't heard] the half of it!
  16. holds half as [much, many] as
  17. [get paid, earn] time and a half
  18. never does things by halves
  19. use half-and-half [instead, in place] of [milk, heavy cream]
  20. half a dozen [options, people, apples]
  21. I've half a mind to [tell, go]
  22. want to go half and half with me?
adv
  1. (only) half as [long, heavy, much] as
  2. the [show, movie, day] is already half over
  3. the glass is half [full, empty]
  4. only half [done, completed, understood]
  5. only half [running, trying, working]
adj
  1. was [traveling, working, running] at half speed
additional examples
  1. the [first, second] half of the [movie, game, book]
  2. (only) half as [long, heavy, much] as
  3. [run, walk, exercise] for half an hour
  4. the [show, movie, day] is already half over
  5. the two halves of the [brain, game]
  6. was [traveling, working, running] at half speed
  7. (hear) the other half of the story
  8. a half-full [glass, container, stadium]
  9. is my [other, better] half
  10. the glass is half [full, empty]
  11. (see) how the other half lives
  12. a glass-half- [full] [philosophy, kind of person, attitude]
  13. half (of) the [students, population, children, people, passengers, patients]
  14. only half [done, completed, understood]
  15. half (of) the [cake, pudding, mousse] was [vanilla, chocolate, air]
  16. only half [running, trying, working]
  17. half a [mile, kilo, second, minute, century, loaf]
  18. half- [brother, sister, sibling]
  19. half the time you are just [doing nothing, lying, being lazy]
  20. divide [in, by] half
  21. reduce by half
  22. [broken, split, ripped] in half
  23. [takes, have, in] an hour and a half
  24. you [don't know, haven't heard] the half of it!
  25. holds half as [much, many] as
  26. [get paid, earn] time and a half
  27. never does things by halves
  28. use half-and-half [instead, in place] of [milk, heavy cream]
  29. half a dozen [options, people, apples]
  30. I've half a mind to [tell, go]
  31. want to go half and half with me?
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