|1.||[ noun ] (mathematics) one of two equal parts of a divisible whole|
"half a loaf" or "half an hour" or "a century and one half"
|Related terms:||common_fraction moiety fifty_percent|
|2.||[ adjective ] consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity|
"a half chicken" "lasted a half hour"
|3.||[ adverb ] partially or to the extent of a half|
"he was half hidden by the bushes"
|4.||[ adjective ] partial|
"gave me a half smile" "he did only a half job"
|5.||[ adjective ] (of siblings) related through one parent only|
"a half brother" "half sister"
|6.||[ noun ] (sport) in various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval|
|Related terms:||playing_period second_half first_half football basketball|