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See definition of halves on Dictionary.com
  • nounone of two equal parts of a whole
  • verbcut in half

synonyms for halves

  • fraction
  • bisection
  • division
  • hemisphere
  • moiety
  • fifty percent
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How to use halves in a sentence

Here the Goat, who evidently was not yet quite started, inquired, "Must all the halves be of the same shape?"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Ethics, in short, may be regarded as composed of unlike halves, which unite centrally to form a whole.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
The book, however, falls in two halves, when the fourth character appears.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Fortunately for them, Allardyce and Deacon were a better pair of halves than the couple they were marking.
THE GOLD BATP. G. WODEHOUSE
And then the door split in two, and his fellows helped him push the separate halves back into the wall.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
One of the halves is chosen, the performer impaling it on the end of the knife blade and holding it out to view.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
The two halves are then glued together, and a hole is drilled centrally on the division line for a string to pass through.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
When growing flower plants from seeds, start them in halves of shells from hard-boiled eggs.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
Then I saw that the two halves of the clam-shell bucket were slightly open, just wide enough to let me squeeze in.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
Down went the School halves, and over them like a torrent swept the Dulford pack.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
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