American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To divide (something) into two equal portions or parts.
- v. To lessen or reduce by half: halved the recipe to serve two.
- v. Informal To share (something) equally: The twins halve everything.
- v. Sports To play (a golf game or hole) using the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide into two parts, especially two equal parts or halves.
- To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away one half or an equal portion in depth of each, so as to let them into each other. This is done to produce either a lap-joint, a dovetail, a scarf, or a notched joint or common halving. The upper figure represents the simple lap-joint, and the lower one the common halving.
- n. An obsolete variant of half.
- v. transitive To reduce to half the original amount.
- v. transitive To divide into two halves.
- v. transitive To make up half of.
- v. architecture, transitive To join two pieces of timber etc. by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A half.
- v. To divide into two equal parts; ; to be or form half of.
- v. (Arch.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
- v. Of a hole, match, etc., to reach or play in the same number of strokes as an opponent.
- v. divide by two; divide into halves
- Middle English halven, from half, half; see half. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We both played well and probably, you know, a halve is probably a bad result" for Europe, Brewerton said.”
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“If the emissions halve which is the case for the US and more for W-Europe, that would be a difference of 50 W/m2.”
“My first impression was that the sign boy simply misspelled "halve".”
“Not long ago, the United States appeared to be on track to meet the commitment to halve its annual deficit by 2013.”
“It concluded that the United States is falling behind on a promise it made to other top economic countries to halve its budget deficit by 2013.”
“One of the largest cuts would halve spending on the Community Services Block Grant program and reduce by nearly half the funding to help low-income people heat their homes.”
“Amid negotiations to cut spending and raise the nation's borrowing limit, the House rejected several amendments to cut the Pentagon budget, including a measure by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., to halve the bill's increase in defense spending.”
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