Halve meaning

hăv, häv
To lessen or reduce by half.

Halved the recipe to serve two.

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To divide (something) into two equal portions or parts.
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(informal) To share (something) equally.

The twins halve everything.

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To divide into two equal parts.
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To share (something) equally with someone.

To halve one's winnings with another.

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To reduce by fifty percent; reduce to half.
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(carpentry) To join (two pieces of wood) by cutting away an end of each to half its thickness and fitting the cut ends together.
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(golf) In match play, to play (a hole, match, etc.) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
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To reduce to half the original amount.
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To divide into two halves.
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To make up half of.
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(architecture) To join two pieces of timber etc. by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
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(sports) To play (a golf game or hole) using the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
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Origin of halve

  • Middle English halven from half half half

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition