1. (a.) Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

2. (a.) Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.

3. (adv.) 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.

4. (a.) Part; side; behalf.

5. (a.) 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.

6. (v. t.) To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.

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