One of two equal parts into which a thing may be divided, or considered as divided. In the fourteenth century a heated discussion arose among theologists and philosophers as to whether Omniscience could part an object into three halves; and the pious Father Aldrovinus publicly prayed in the cathedral at Rouen that God would demonstrate the affirmative of the proposition in some signal and unmistakable way, and particularly (if it should please Him) upon the body of that hardy blasphemer, Manutius Procinus, who maintained the negative. Procinus, however, was spared to die of the bite of a viper.
One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.
When opponents make the same score.
By equal area except for PLSS divisions which are aliquot partition per S.59.62 Wis. Stats.
Either of the two quantities or pieces created when something is divided into 2 equal pieces.
one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"
Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.
In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.
partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"
partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes"
Call given to the actors half an hour before they will be called to the stage for the beginning of a performance. Given 35 minutes before the advertised time of commencement. Subsequent calls given are the "quarter" at 20 minutes, "the five" at 10 minutes and "beginners to the stage" at 5 minutes before curtain up. See also Front of House Calls.
The backstage call given 35 minutes before curtain up (30 minutes before beginners).
Half an hour before the first actors are due on stage (i.e. 35 minutes before the show begins). All actors must be in their dressing rooms by the Half. Traditionally the audience is allowed into the auditorium at that point. Traditionally too, the House Manager blows a whistle in the auditorium to announce the Half.
one of two 45 minute periods in a 90 minute match.
Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.
Slang for half dollar.
Synonym for half-dollar.