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 (Currencies) Also called: half a small British coin worth half a new penny, withdrawn from circulation in 1985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 ?
I've got a halfpenny o' my own," said Bob, proudly, coming out of the water and tossing his halfpenny in the air.
It's yeads," said Bob, hastily, snatching up the halfpenny as it fell.
We are aristocrats, and not those who can only exist by favor of the powerful of this world, and who can be bought for twopence halfpenny.
I agree with you," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, sincerely and genially; though he was aware that in the class of those who could be bought for twopence halfpenny Levin was reckoning him too.
The whole paper was not so large as a page of one of our present halfpenny papers.
I put that enlightened object before him, and now he can turn his honest halfpenny by the three penn'orth a week.
Public men," he said, "are always at the mercy of the halfpenny press, but you know, Brott, your appearance so often in Society lately has set men's tongues wagging.
Separating these, the board and trestles became a counter, the basket supplied the few small lots of fruit and sweets that he offered for sale upon it and became a foot-warmer, the unfolded clothes-horse displayed a choice collection of halfpenny ballads and became a screen, and the stool planted within it became his post for the rest of the day.
John hunted right and left; he found a coin - prayed God that it was a sovereign - drew it out, beheld a halfpenny, and offered it to the porter.
I wish to clear my account with you to the last halfpenny, and I will take my shares away with me.
Dear ma'am, consider, that to be denied Christian burial, and to have your corpse buried in the highway, and a stake drove through you, as farmer Halfpenny was served at Ox Cross; and, to be sure, his ghost hath walked there ever since, for several people have seen him.
Oh, mine was old earthenware stuff--not worth a halfpenny.