Halfway meaning

hăfwā, häf-
Midway between two points or conditions.

A halfway sign on the trail.

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Equally distant between two points, conditions, etc.; midway.
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Half the distance; to the midway point.
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Reaching or including only half or a portion; partial.

Halfway measures.

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Incomplete; partial.

Halfway measures.

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Incompletely; partially.
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Half of the way between two points; midway.
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A halfway decent place to sleep.

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meet halfway
  • to compromise or be willing to compromise (with)
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Origin of halfway

  • From Middle English halfwey, from Old English healfweg (“half-way”), equivalent to half- +‎ way. Cognate with Dutch halfweg (“halfway”).

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