from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. an English coin worth half a penny


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