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.
And that half-hour he had lost over an irrational plan, simply because he had thought of it in delirium!
During the first half-hour a procession of villagers filed through Judge Thatcher's house, seized the saved ones and kissed them, squeezed Mrs.
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.
"You go and ring it every half-hour and then you know what time it is.
The Emperor re-entered the ballroom and remained there about another half-hour.
"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.
It then wanted nearly five minutes to the half-hour. I looked my gratitude to Major Fitz-David for sparing me those last minutes: I could not speak to him or to Benjamin.
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 is the half-hour going; we must not keep Miss Mackenzie waiting.'