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  • n  one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    half a loaf
    half an hour
    a century and one half
  • n  one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
  • s  consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
    a half chicken
    lasted a half hour
  • s  partial
    gave me a half smile
    he did only a half job
  • a  (of siblings) related through one parent only
    a half brother
    half sister
  • r  partially or to the extent of a half
    he was half hidden by the bushes

  • The Nevada population is one-quarter Hispanic, and typically about half of South Carolina Democratic-primary voters are African American.
  • While Bill Clinton ran the nation for eight years, his half brother, Roger, lived in Bill's shadow.
  • Devon Aoki, a half-Japanese and half-American concoction, has captivated London and New York catwalks with her woodblock-print features and long limbs.
News & Articles


  • Arsene Wenger in The Canadian Press
    Koscielny is a central defender with great ability who performed extremely well last season for Lorient,Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "We identified him as a very strong centre half, who has made big progress very quickly. He has...
  • Bert van Marwijk in The Associated Press
    Last week I shot 70-76, and I didn't play Saturday. I didn't play Sunday. I traveled on Monday. I hit two bags of balls on Tuesday and a couple of putts, maybe an hour and a half of practice. I played the Pro-Am yesterday, and I'm not kidding, we... Paul Goydos http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Goydos&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHJZ19w-IlK5t9kCzfzUNoXM5RZjQ Golfweek.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.golfweek.com/news/2010/jul/08/mr-sunshines-outlook-pays-during-59/%3FBLOG-TourBlog&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFZu_bKAJApPtxUYBPVGlfWOzlDtA Jul 8, 2010 44977 61378 half We had a good first half hour. And we started well in the second half," coach Bert Van Marwijk said. "We should have scored 2-0, 3-0, maybe 4-0 there."

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