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

  • adj. Midway between two points or conditions: a halfway sign on the trail.
  • adj. Reaching or including only half or a portion; partial: halfway measures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Half of the way between two points; midway.
  • adv. moderately; somewhat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Equally distant from the extremes; situated at an intermediate point; midway.
  • adj. partial.
  • adj. including only half or a portion; incomplete.
  • adv. In the middle; at half the distance; imperfectly; partially.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the middle; at half the distance.
  • Midway; equidistant from the extremes.

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

  • adv. at half the distance; at the middle
  • adj. including only half or a portion
  • adj. equally distant from the extremes
  • adj. at a point midway between two extremes


From Middle English halfwey, from Old English healfweg ("half-way"), equivalent to half- +‎ way. Cognate with Dutch halfweg ("halfway"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Depends on whether a tree falls in there without making a noise. ;oD

    December 29, 2007

  • Which is farther, going halfway into the woods or all the way in?

    December 29, 2007

  • As in "I'll meet you halfway."

    August 25, 2007