Half

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Definition

half (of the apples are red): 50% , one in two, 1/2 (of the apples are red)
noun
The plural of 'half' is halves: 'Two halves make a whole.'

(I will see you in) an hour and a half!: (I will see you in) 1.5 hours, 90 minutes!
idiom

Examples

  • "I don't give a damn if it's half a day a week, I don't like it."
  • "That's why I'm prepared to let you get your hands on La Potion de Papi in just two weeks' time: two and a half months before anyone else."
  • "In response to an anonymous suggestion placed in the suggestion box last week, I am pleased to inform you that a company retreat has been planned for next month in Half Moon Bay."
  • "I am currently between jobs, after finishing my three and a half year tour with the Marmoset Circus."
  • "Outlook for the second half of the year"
  • "Brian : Jean, 200 miles takes about three and a half hours by car."
  • "You may know him as one half of the group Dumb Prank (he's the short one with the gold helmet)."
  • "Half the US army is in the corridor!"
  • "The lack of content in your message is one thing - I spend half my day reading e-mails which say nothing."
  • "Worldwide, our fragrance sales increased 4.8% compared to the first half of last year."

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