halfpenny

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half·pen·ny

 (hā′pə-nē, hāp′nē)
n. pl. half·pence (hā′pəns) or half·pen·nies
1.
a. A British coin worth one half of a new penny.
b. A British coin worth one half of an old penny, no longer in circulation.
2. The sum of one half of a penny.

halfpenny

(ˈheɪpnɪ; for sense 1 ˈhɑːfˌpɛnɪ) or

ha'penny

npl -penniespl -penniespl -pencepl -pence
1. (Currencies) Also called: half a small British coin worth half a new penny, withdrawn from circulation in 1985
2. (Currencies) an old British coin worth half an old penny
3. (Currencies) the sum represented by half a penny
4. something of negligible value
5. (modifier) having the value or price of a halfpenny
6. (modifier) of negligible value

half•pen•ny

(ˈheɪ pə ni, ˈheɪp ni)

n., pl. half•pen•nies for 1; half•pence (ˈheɪ pəns) for 2; n.
1. a former British coin equal to half a penny.
2. the sum of half a penny.
adj.
3. of the price or value of a halfpenny.
4. of little value; worthless.
[1225–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halfpenny - an English coin worth half a pennyhalfpenny - an English coin worth half a penny  
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Translations

halfpenny

[ˈheɪpnɪ] N (halfpennies or halfpence (pl)) [ˈheɪpəns] (Hist) → medio penique m
not to have a halfpenny or two halfpennies to rub togetherno tener un céntimo, estar sin blanca

halfpenny

[ˈheɪpni ˈhɑːfpɛni] ndemi-penny mhalf pint half-pint nquart m de litrehalf-price half price [ˌhɑːfˈpraɪs]
adj [goods, ticket] → à moitié prix
to be half price → être à moitié prix
n
at half price [goods] → à moitié prix
We can get in for half price → On peut entrer en payant demi-tarif.
adv [sell, buy] → à moitié prixhalf-sister [ˈhɑːfsɪstər] ndemi-sœur fhalf-term half term [ˌhɑːfˈtɜːrm] n (British) (= holiday) → petites vacances fpl congé de milieu de trimestre
What are you planning to do at half-term? → Qu'as-tu prévu de faire pendant les petites vacances ?half-timbered [ˌhɑːfˈtɪmbərd] adjà colombagehalf time half-time n [match] → mi-temps f
at half-time → à la mi-tempshalf-time [ˌhɑːfˈtaɪm] modif [score] → à la mi-tempshalf-truth half truth [ˈhɑːftruːθ] ndemi-vérité f

halfpenny

[ˈheɪpnɪ] n (-pennies or -pence (pl)) [ˈheɪpəns] (Brit) → mezzo penny m inv
References in classic literature ?
How they pile the poor little craft mast-high with fine clothes and big houses; with useless servants, and a host of swell friends that do not care twopence for them, and that they do not care three ha'pence for; with expensive entertainments that nobody enjoys, with formalities and fashions, with pretence and ostentation, and with - oh, heaviest, maddest lumber of all
Sixpenn'orth of bad ha'pence,' hoped 'I should know him agin to swear to' - in allusion, I have no doubt, to my staring at him.
She meant the chest of drawers, and Peter jumped at the drawers, scattering their contents to the floor with both hands, as kings toss ha'pence to the crowd.