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half

Synonyms of half in English:

adjective

  • 1 a half grapefruit
    halved, bisected, divided in two
    [Antonyms] whole
  • adverb

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  • 1 the chicken is half cooked
    in part, part, slightly
    [Antonyms] fully, completely
  • 2 I'm half inclined to believe you
    to a certain extent/degree, to some extent/degree, (up) to a point, in part, partly, in some measure
    [Antonyms] fully
  • noun

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  • 1 the first half of the show
    portion, section, part, period;
    50 percent
  • Word links

    demi-, hemi-, semi- forming words meaning ‘half of something,’ such as demitasse (‘a coffee cup that is half the size of a typical one’), hemisphere (‘a half of the earth’), and semicircle (‘one half of a circle’)
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