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halve

 (hăv, häv)
tr.v. halved, halv·ing, halves
1. To divide (something) into two equal portions or parts.
2. To lessen or reduce by half: halved the recipe to serve two.
3. Informal To share (something) equally: The twins halve everything.
4. Sports To play (a golf game or hole) using the same number of strokes as one's opponent.

[Middle English halven, from half, half; see half.]

halve

(hɑːv)
vb (tr)
1. to divide into two approximately equal parts
2. to share equally
3. to reduce by half, as by cutting
4. (Golf) golf to take the same number of strokes on (a hole or round) as one's opponent
[Old English hielfan; related to Middle High German helben; see half]

halve

(hæv, hɑv)

v.t. halved, halv•ing.
1. to divide into two equal parts.
2. to share equally.
3. to reduce to half.
4. Golf. to play (a hole, round, or match) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
[1250–1300; Middle English halven, derivative of half]

halve


Past participle: halved
Gerund: halving

Imperative
halve
halve
Present
I halve
you halve
he/she/it halves
we halve
you halve
they halve
Preterite
I halved
you halved
he/she/it halved
we halved
you halved
they halved
Present Continuous
I am halving
you are halving
he/she/it is halving
we are halving
you are halving
they are halving
Present Perfect
I have halved
you have halved
he/she/it has halved
we have halved
you have halved
they have halved
Past Continuous
I was halving
you were halving
he/she/it was halving
we were halving
you were halving
they were halving
Past Perfect
I had halved
you had halved
he/she/it had halved
we had halved
you had halved
they had halved
Future
I will halve
you will halve
he/she/it will halve
we will halve
you will halve
they will halve
Future Perfect
I will have halved
you will have halved
he/she/it will have halved
we will have halved
you will have halved
they will have halved
Future Continuous
I will be halving
you will be halving
he/she/it will be halving
we will be halving
you will be halving
they will be halving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been halving
you have been halving
he/she/it has been halving
we have been halving
you have been halving
they have been halving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been halving
you will have been halving
he/she/it will have been halving
we will have been halving
you will have been halving
they will have been halving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been halving
you had been halving
he/she/it had been halving
we had been halving
you had been halving
they had been halving
Conditional
I would halve
you would halve
he/she/it would halve
we would halve
you would halve
they would halve
Past Conditional
I would have halved
you would have halved
he/she/it would have halved
we would have halved
you would have halved
they would have halved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.halve - divide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake"
arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

halve

verb
1. cut in half, reduce by fifty per cent, decrease by fifty per cent, lessen by fifty per cent The work force has been halved in two years.
2. split in two, cut in half, bisect, divide in two, share equally, divide equally Halve the pineapple and scoop out the inside.
Translations
يُقَسِّميُقلل بِمِقدار النِّصْف
půlitsnížit na polovinu
dele i lige store delehalvere
puolittaa
elfelezfélbevágfelére csökkentfelezkettéoszt
helminga, skipta til helminga/í tvenntminnka um helming, helminga
znížiť na polovicu
prepolovitirazpoloviti
halvera
iki eşit parçaya bölmekyarı yarıya azaltmak

halve

[hɑːv]
A. VT (= divide) → partir por la mitad, partir en dos; (= reduce by half) → reducir a la mitad
B. VIreducirse a la mitad

halve

[ˈhɑːv]
vt
(= divide into two parts) → partager en deux, diviser en deux (= cut into two parts) → couper en deux
(= reduce by half) [+ number, amount] → réduire de moitié; [+ value, price, costs] → réduire de moitié; [+ risk] → réduire de moitié
vi (= be reduced by half) [number, amount] → diminuer de moitié; [value, price, costs, profits, sales] → diminuer de moitié

halve

vt
(= separate in two)halbieren
(= reduce by one half)auf die Hälfte reduzieren, halbieren

halve

[hɑːv] vt (divide) to halve (between)dividere a metà or in due (tra); (reduce by half) → dimezzare, ridurre della metà

half

(haːf) plural halves (haːvz) noun
1. one of two equal parts of anything. He tried to stick the two halves together again; half a kilo of sugar; a kilo and a half of sugar; one and a half kilos of sugar.
2. one of two equal parts of a game (eg in football, hockey) usually with a break between them. The Rangers scored three goals in the first half.
adjective
1. being (equal to) one of two equal parts (of something). a half bottle of wine.
2. being made up of two things in equal parts. A centaur is a mythical creature, half man and half horse.
3. not full or complete. a half smile.
adverb
1. to the extent of one half. This cup is only half full; It's half empty.
2. almost; partly. I'm half hoping he won't come; half dead from hunger.
half-
a half-dozen; a half-kilo of tea.
halve (haːv) verb
1. to divide (something) into two equal parts. He halved the apple.
2. to make half as great as before; to reduce by half. By going away early in the year, we nearly halved the cost of our holiday.
ˌhalf-and-ˈhalf adverb, adjective
in equal parts. We can split the costs between us half-and-half.
ˈhalf-back noun
in football, hockey etc, (a player in) a position directly behind the forwards.
ˈhalf-brother, ˈhalf-sister nouns
a brother or sister by one parent only. My father has been married twice, and I have two half-brothers.
ˈhalf-caste noun
a person whose father and mother are of different races, especially white and black.
ˌhalf-ˈhearted adjective
not eager; done without enthusiasm. a half-hearted cheer/attempt.
ˌhalf-ˈheartedly adverb
ˌhalf-ˈheartedness noun
ˌhalf-ˈholiday noun
a part of a day (usually the afternoon) during which no work is done. the school-children were given a half-holiday to celebrate the football team's success.
ˌhalf-ˈhourly adjective, adverb
done etc every half-hour. at half-hourly intervals; The buses to town run half-hourly.
ˌhalf-ˈterm noun
(the period when students are given) a holiday about the middle of a term. We get a week's holiday at half-term; (also adjective) a half-term holiday.
ˌhalf-ˈtime noun
a short rest between two halves of a game (of football etc). the players ate oranges at half-time.
ˌhalf-ˈway adjective, adverb
of or at a point equally far from the beginning and the end. We have reached the half-way point; We are half-way through the work now.
ˈhalf-wit noun
a fool or idiot.
ˌhalf-ˈwitted adjective
foolish or idiotic.
ˌhalf-ˈyearly adjective, adverb
done etc every six months. a half-yearly report; We balance our accounts half-yearly.
at half mast
(of flags) flying at a position half-way up a mast etc to show that someone of importance has died. The flags are (flying) at half mast.
by half
by a long way. He's too clever by half.
do things by halves
to do things in an incomplete way. He never does things by halves.
go halves with
to share the cost with.
half past three/four/seven etc ,(American) half after three etc
at thirty minutes past the hour stated. I'm leaving at half past six.
in half
in(to) two equal parts. He cut the cake in half; The pencil broke in half.
not half
a slang expression for very much. `Are you enjoying yourself?' `Not half!'
References in classic literature ?
The blow fell at dinner; and the old librarian said he should never forget the very look of the lampshades and the decanters, as the little lawyer, with a steady smile, proposed to the great landlord that they should halve the estates between them.
At the next hole the improvement was not marked enough to have its full effect, and Archibald contrived to halve.
Not a soldier of all his armies, not a courtier out of the hundreds who had cringed round him, not even a solitary wife, remained to share his fate or halve the bitterness of his fall.
I will guarantee, I who have had only ten years of soldiering, that if Japan were where Holland is today, I would halve my strength in ships and I would halve my strength in men, and I would overrun your country with ease at any time I chose.
teams and halve the loads--though we-all'll have to travel easy for
We can no more halve things and get the sensual good, by itself, than we can get an inside that shall have no outside, or a light without a shadow.
D n ye, jack, halve it with her; don't you know you should be always upon even terms with the ladies.
Amy and I can't get on without you, so you must come and teach `the children' to keep house, and go halves in everything, just as we used to do, and let us pet you, and all be blissfully happy and friendly together.
Of course that decided me at once to see them, for I never allow myself to do things by halves, or in a slurring, slipshod way.
The cloven halves were not broken from each other, for the firm base and strong roots kept them unsundered below; though community of vitality was destroyed--the sap could flow no more: their great boughs on each side were dead, and next winter's tempests would be sure to fell one or both to earth: as yet, however, they might be said to form one tree--a ruin, but an entire ruin.
Then, she gave the knife a final smart wipe on the edge of the plaister, and then sawed a very thick round off the loaf: which she finally, before separating from the loaf, hewed into two halves, of which Joe got one, and I the other.
What beauty, then, or what proportion of the parts to the whole, or of the whole to the parts, can there be in a book or fable where a lad of sixteen cuts down a giant as tall as a tower and makes two halves of him as if he was an almond cake?