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  • adj. divided into two (equal) halves
  • v. To divide into two

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form.
  • adj.
  • adj. Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half.
  • adj. Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side.
  • transitive v. To divide into two equal parts.
  • transitive v. To represent the half of; to halve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To divide into two equal parts.
  • Divided into two equal parts; halved; hence, half the usual size, or half as large as something else.
  • In heraldry, reduced or diminished by half.

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  • To divide into halves (verb); divided into halves (adjective).

    February 12, 2008