half-hour


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half-hour

(hăf′our′, häf′-)
n.
1. A period of 30 minutes.
2. The middle point of an hour: The clock chimes on the half-hour.

half′-hour′ly adv. & adj.

half-hour

n
1. (Units)
a. a period of 30 minutes
b. (as modifier): a half-hour stint on the treadmill.
2.
a. the point of time 30 minutes after the beginning of an hour
b. (as modifier): a half-hour chime.
ˌhalf-ˈhourly adv, adj

half′-hour′



n.
1. a period of 30 minutes.
2. the midpoint of an hour, as 12:30.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or consisting of a half-hour.
[1375–1425]
half′-hour′ly adj., adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-hour - a half of an hourhalf-hour - a half of an hour      
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
60 minutes, hour, hr - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
Translations

half-hour

[ˈhɑːfˈaʊəʳ]
A. Nmedia hora f
the clock struck the half-hourel reloj dio y media or dio la media
on the half-houra y media
B. CPD [meeting, session, drive] → de media hora

half-hour

[ˌhɑːfˈaʊəʳ] nmezz'ora

half-hour

نِصْفُ ساعَةٍ půlhodina en halv time halbe Stunde μισάωρο media hora puolituntinen demi-heure pola sata mezz’ora 三十分 30분 halfuur halvtime pół godziny meia hora полчаса halvtimme ครึ่งชั่วโมง yarım saat nửa giờ 半小时
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Pontellier left him to enter her room, the young man descended the steps and strolled over toward the croquet players, where, during the half-hour before dinner, he amused himself with the little Pontellier children, who were very fond of him.
For another half-hour, or, perhaps, considerably more, there was almost as much quiet on the outside of the house as within.
Then again the merciless tune begins--the tune that has been played for the last half-hour without one single change.
In one half-hour I can walk off to some portion of the earth's surface where a man does not stand from one year's end to another, and there, consequently, politics are not, for they are but as the cigar-smoke of a man.
I had not been home a full half-hour, after witnessing those playful sham-duels, when circumstances made it necessary for me to get ready immediately to assist personally at a real one--a duel with no effeminate limitation in the matter of results, but a battle to the death.
Ere the half-hour ended, five o'clock struck; school was dismissed, and all were gone into the refectory to tea.
We all kept as mute as mice a full half-hour, and should have done so longer, only Joseph, having finished his chapter, got up and said that he must rouse the master for prayers and bed.
The clock struck the half-hour, struck the three-quarters -- and still she sat there, with the music-book on her lap, dreaming happily over the old songs; thinking gratefully of the golden days when his hand had turned the pages for her, when his voice had whispered the words which no woman's memory ever forgets.
said that good-natured emissary, after a full half-hour of bootless attempts to bring him round to the question.
You go and ring it every half-hour and then you know what time it is.
Only a few sands now remained in the half-hour glass.
If you mean to manage your own concerns, you can do precisely what you like,' replied Alexander; 'but if you are not in your place five minutes before the half-hour I wash my hands of you, for one.