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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Only a few sands now remained in the half-hour glass.
Well, sir," I said in an apologetic tone, "she was going eleven knots very nicely, and I thought she would do for another half-hour or so.
Before the half-hour was out, I had got my dry clothes on, and had lent Sergeant Cuff such change of dress as he required.
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.
A half-hour later, the Lion, thoughtfully picking his teeth with his claws, told the Rattlesnake that he had never in all his varied experience in being subdued, seen a subduer try so earnestly to give it up.
It then wanted nearly five minutes to the half-hour.
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.
It was a half-hour that it would be very hard to turn her back upon, with the sense that there would be no other like it.
There was another half-hour to wait, another half-hour of a nightmare, which might drive me mad.
Jane should therefore make the most of every half-hour in which she can command his attention.
We did not speak, but in that great half-hour we glanced shyly at each other, and shyly avoided or as shyly returned and met each other's glances more than several times.
I've waited two hours down the road for his light to go out, and an extra half-hour to put him to sleep.