from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A British coin worth one half of a new penny.
  • noun A British coin worth one half of an old penny, no longer in circulation.
  • noun The sum of one half of a penny.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coin of the value of half a penny, current in the British islands; the value of such coin.
  • noun A small fragment.
  • Of the price or value of half a penny; hence, cheap; mean; worthless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An English coin of the value of half a penny, no longer minted; also, the value of half a penny.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A discontinued British coin worth half of one penny (old or new).
  • noun An quantity of money worth half a penny.
  • adjective Costing or worth one halfpenny.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an English coin worth half a penny


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