Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, with one half, or nearly so, of a nominally bilateral organ wanting, as in the leaves of some begonias; dimidiate.
- In golf, having the same score on each side: as, a hole is halved when each side takes the same number of strokes; a match is halved when both sides have won the same number of holes, or have proved equal; etc.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of halve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Appearing as if one side, or one half, were cut away; dimidiate.
“Underscoring those concerns, South Korea's LG Display Co. said Thursday its third-quarter profit more than halved from the year-earlier period, largely due to weak panel prices as demand for consumer electronics sagged.”
“I'd wake up to find the kitchen table covered in halved grapefruits.”
“Herceptin halved the chances of cancer recurrence: from one in six to one in 12 after two years.”
“Montreal again halved the deficit on Richard Zednik's power-play goal 3 1/2 minutes later.”
“Sergei Berezin halved the deficit 5: 49 into the second period, but the Blackhawks failed to put the equalizer past Tommy Salo.”
“Bill Guerin halved the Stars 'deficit at 12: 10, but rookie Vern”
“Guerin halved the deficit with 6: 54 remaining in the third period.”
“Williams, a banker by Kidd and two free throws by Kenyon Martin halved the deficit.”
“Andrei Nikoloshin halved Chicago's deficit with 7: 53 to go in the opening period.”
“His lawyer Arnon Nampa said he hoped Gordon would receive the most lenient potential sentence of three years and that the guilty plea would then see his prison term halved.”
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