halves halves  /ˈhævz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
  2. (n) one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
  3. (adj) consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
  4. (adj) partial
  5. (adj) (of siblings) related through one parent only
  6. (adv) partially or to the extent of a half

Usage(s):

  1. In heterosexual women, the two halves of the brain are more or less the same size.
  2. Off-Broadway does things by halves most of the time, which makes it simultaneously frustrating and fascinating.
  3. And again, it's followed by two magnified halves for easier viewing.

News

  1. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

    Recommended THE MOVIE: " Let me entertain you, let me make you smile ..." Originally aired on PBS, the documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy explores the storied connection of the two halves of its title, asking the question, "Why were so many famous American composers in musical theatre also Jews?" The Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: DVD Talk

  2. Tim Duncan Just Torched The Heat For 25 Points In The First Half

    37-year-old Tim Duncan had one of the best halves of his NBA career in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. He scored 25 points on 11-for-13 shooting and grabbed 8 rebounds.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Recipe for balsamic chicken with rosemary

    Serves 4, with leftovers 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 4 1/2 pounds total) 4 teaspoons high-quality balsamic vinegar 1. Set the oven at 400 degrees. Have on hand a large rimmed baking sheet.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. Allardyce said: "Injuries to Morten and Jason meant we had to put Chris Samba up front. It paid off, though, for us. He was excellent and upset two good centre-halves. But we cannot afford Morten and Jason to be injured for too long. We have not got...
    on Apr 4, 2009 By: Sam Allardyce Source: ESPN

  2. Southgate added: "We were excellent across the back five today. It's the type of game where centre-halves get the opportunity to stand out and they certainly did that today." "Our mentality going into the game was different and you could...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Gareth Southgate Source: ESPN

  3. "It's been a very difficult season for me but hopefully it will be a season of two halves and the better half starts now," said Collingwood. "I just want this to be the spark, the catalyst, whatever word you want to choose, to get me going...
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Paul Collingwood Source: Yahoo! Eurosport

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