Definition of halfway in English:


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Pronunciation: /hɑːfˈweɪ
, ˈhɑːfweɪ

adverb & adjective

  • 1At or to a point equidistant between two others: [as adverb]: he stopped halfway down the passage [as adjective]: during the night we passed Kingoonya, the halfway mark
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    • It would easily take a week, if they had no problems, to climb those mountains and reach a halfway mark.
    • It was about when she reached the halfway mark between the store and dumpsters that she heard the low rumble of a souped engine roar.
    • I'm past the halfway mark, it's going to be finished and I am going to get out!
    midway, middle, mid, central, centre, intermediate, equidistant between two points; mean, median, average
    technical medial, mesial
    rare intermedial
    midway, at the mid point, in the middle, in the centre; to the middle, to the mid point; part of the way, at some point, part way
  • 1.1In the middle of a period of time: [as adverb]: halfway through the night
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    • So anyone can see why my attention was dwindling about halfway through first period.
    • It took them until halfway through the second period to click back into gear.
    • Try and do this halfway through the revision period, the sleepover can be a mixture of work and fun.
  • 1.2 [as adverb] To some extent: I’m incapable of doing anything even halfway decent
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    • A couple of halfway decent, if rather weedy, hits would see us within chipping distance, so we went for it.
    • At this point she started to reach for anything to say, but then, she got a halfway decent idea.
    • Like any halfway decent hero, Kingstone's looking out for the little guy - sort of.
    to some extent/degree, to a certain extent/degree, in some measure, rather, relatively, comparatively, moderately, cautiously, somewhat, (up) to a point; in part, partly, part, just about, almost, nearly
    informal ish

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