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half·way

 (hăf′wā′, häf′-)
adj.
1. Midway between two points or conditions: a halfway sign on the trail.
2. Reaching or including only half or a portion; partial: halfway measures.

half′way′ adv.

halfway

(ˌhɑːfˈweɪ)
adv, adj
1. at or to half the distance; at or to the middle
2. in or of an incomplete manner or nature
3. meet halfway to compromise with

half•way

(ˈhæfˈweɪ, ˈhɑf-)

adv.
1. to half the distance; to midpoint: to run halfway.
2. partially or nearly; almost: He halfway agreed.
adj.
3. midway, as between two places or points.
4. going to or covering only half or part of the full extent: halfway measures.
Idioms:
meet halfway, to compromise with; give in partially to.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.halfway - equally distant from the extremeshalfway - equally distant from the extremes  
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
2.halfway - at a point midway between two extremes; "at the halfway mark"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
3.halfway - including only half or a portion; "halfway measures"
fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
Adv.1.halfway - at half the distance; at the middle; "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"

halfway

adverb
1. midway, to the midpoint, to or in the middle He was halfway up the ladder.
2. (Informal) partially, partly, moderately, rather, nearly You need hard currency to get anything halfway decent.
adjective
1. midway, middle, mid, central, intermediate, equidistant He was third fastest at the halfway point.
meet someone halfway compromise, accommodate, come to terms, reach a compromise, strike a balance, trade off with, find the middle ground The Democrats are willing to meet the president halfway.
Translations
v půli cesty
på halvvejen
puolivälissä
na pola puta
中程で
도중에
na pol poti
halvvägs
ครึ่งทาง
nửa đường

halfway

[ˈhɑːfˈweɪ]
A. ADV
1. (lit) → a medio camino
Reading is halfway between Oxford and LondonReading está a medio camino entre Oxford y Londres
we're halfway thereestamos a mitad de camino or a medio camino
halfway up/down the hilla media cuesta
her hair reaches halfway down her backel pelo le llega hasta la mitad de la espalda
they've travelled halfway around the worldhan recorrido medio mundo
halfway through the filmhacia la mitad de la película, a (la) mitad de la película
the decision only goes halfway toward giving the strikers what they wantla decisión sólo satisface a medias las demandas de los huelguistas
to meet sb halfwayllegar a un compromiso con algn
2. (fig) (= at all, the least bit) anything halfway decent will be incredibly expensivecualquier cosa mínimamente decente va a ser carísima
B. ADJ [mark] → a or de medio camino; [stage] → intermedio (fig) (= incomplete) → a medias
C. CPD halfway house N (for rehabilitation) → centro m de reinserción (fig) → punto m medio, término m medio
it's a halfway house between dance and dramaestá a medio camino entre la danza y el teatro

halfway

[ˌhɑːfˈweɪ]
adv
(in distance)à mi-chemin
halfway between Oxford and London → à mi-chemin entre Oxford et Londres
She was halfway up the stairs
BUT Elle avait monté la moitié des escaliers.
(in activity, time) halfway through the chapter → à la moitié du chapitre
halfway through the concert → à la moitié du concert
(fig) to meet sb halfway → faire un compromis avec qn
adj
the halfway point, the halfway stage [race] → l'étape intermédiaire halfway linehalfway house n
(for rehabilitation)centre m de réadaptation
(= compromise) → compromis m
to be a halfway house between → être à mi-chemin entrehalfway line n (RUGBY)ligne f médianehalf-wit halfwit [ˈhɑːfwɪt] nidiot(e) m/f, imbécile mfhalf-witted [ˌhɑːfˈwɪtɪd] adjstupidehalf-yearly [ˌhɑːfˈjɪərli]
adj [result, report, forecast] → semestriel(le)
adv [publish, report] → deux fois par an, tous les six mois

halfway

adj attr measureshalb; at the halfway stage of the Tour de Francein der Mitte der Tour de France; when we reached the halfway stage or point on our journeyals wir die Hälfte der Reise hinter uns (dat)hatten; he was at the halfway stage in his musical careerer befand sich in der Mitte seiner musikalischen Karriere; we’re past the halfway stagewir haben die Hälfte geschafft
adv her hair reached halfway down her backdie Haare gingen ihr bis weit über die Schultern; halfway toauf halbem Weg nach; we drove halfway to Londonwir fuhren die halbe Strecke or den halben Weg nach London; halfway between two points(in der Mitte or genau) zwischen zwei Punkten; I live halfway up the hillich wohne auf halber Höhe des Berges; we went halfway up the hillwir gingen den Berg halb hinauf; halfway through a bookhalb durch ein Buch (durch); she dropped out halfway through the racenach der Hälfte des Rennens gab sie auf; to go halfway (lit)die halbe Strecke or die Hälfte des Weges zurücklegen; he went halfway round the world to find herer reiste um die halbe Welt, um sie zu finden; this money will go halfway toward(s) the cost of the cardiese Summe wird die Hälfte der Kosten für das Auto decken; to meet somebody halfway (lit, fig)jdm (auf halbem Weg) entgegenkommen; halfway decenthalbwegs anständig

halfway

[ˈhɑːfˈweɪ]
1. adva metà strada
halfway up ( or down) the stairs → a metà delle scale
to meet sb halfway (fig) → arrivare a un compromesso con qn
halfway through sth → a metà di qc
we are halfway through the work → abbiamo fatto metà del lavoro
2. adj (mark) → di mezzo
halfway line (Ftbl) → linea mediana

halfway

إِلى مُنَتَصِّفِ الـمَسافَة v půli cesty på halvvejen halb στο μέσο της απόστασης a mitad de camino puolivälissä à mi-chemin na pola puta a metà strada 中程で 도중에 halverwege halvveis w połowie drogi a meio caminho, na metade do caminho на полпути halvvägs ครึ่งทาง yarı yolda nửa đường 半道
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A tower rose to the ceiling, halfway up appeared a window with a lamp burning in it, and behind the white curtain appeared Zara in a lovely blue and silver dress, waiting for Roderigo.
When I got as far as the Methodist Church, I was about halfway home.
A little boy--the Colonel's grandchild, and the only human being that ever dared to be familiar with him--now made his way among the guests, and ran towards the seated figure; then pausing halfway, he began to shriek with terror.
The apparition had reached the landing halfway up and was therefore on the spot nearest the window, where at sight of me, it stopped short and fixed me exactly as it had fixed me from the tower and from the garden.
Many of the meadows were under water, and in one low part of the road the water was halfway up to my knees; the bottom was good, and master drove gently, so it was no matter.
Upon being asked what the difference was, the man had wound up the first halfway and the second all the way, and showed the customer how the latter made twice as much noise; upon which the customer remarked that he was a sound sleeper, and had better take the more expensive clock!
Indeed, the life of cattle, like that of many men, is but a sort of locomotiveness; they move a side at a time, and man, by his machinery, is meeting the horse and the ox halfway.
When she was halfway she stopped, and said mournfully:
Somebody who had gone on the roof to clean out the gutters had left a cleat nailed to the side of the house about halfway between the window and the top of the back porch.
When she was halfway up the set, the whole group were exactly behind her, and she would no longer allow her eyes to watch; but Mr.
She roused herself, and pushed it further back -- pushed it halfway into the hollow chamber in the wall constructed to receive it.
But I alighted at the Halfway House, and breakfasted there, and walked the rest of the distance; for, I sought to get into the town quietly by the unfrequented ways, and to leave it in the same manner.