half adj

OE healf < Germanic 'side'.

  1. Part; somewhat; in some respects.

half adv

see half, adj.

  1. Barely; partially; in some ways; [fig.] almost; reluctantly; with hesitation.
  2. Mildly; moderately.

half [halves] n

see half, adj.

  1. Part of; portion of a whole; one of two equal parts.
  2. Phrase. “Half past”: thirty minutes after; midway to the following hour.

half [halved] adj

see half, adj.

  1. Divided; separated; cut in half; [fig.] opened into a half-sphere.