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noun as in one of two equal parts of a whole

Strongest match

Weak match

verb as in cut in half

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Example Sentences

A boiling brew is scooped into makeshift bowls—hollowed out coconut halves.

It turns out that a nail clipper, divided into two halves and hooked up directly into a power socket will boil water.

The halves are divided on whether Kiev is doing a good job right now.

To give a more vivid picture of the Donetsk population as he understood it, Verin drew a circle and divided it in two halves.

Transfer the halves and cylinders to a medium sauté pan with the chicken stock and butter and bring to a simmer.

Here the Goat, who evidently was not yet quite started, inquired, "Must all the halves be of the same shape?"

Ethics, in short, may be regarded as composed of unlike halves, which unite centrally to form a whole.

The book, however, falls in two halves, when the fourth character appears.

Fortunately for them, Allardyce and Deacon were a better pair of halves than the couple they were marking.

And then the door split in two, and his fellows helped him push the separate halves back into the wall.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to halves, such as: fraction, division, moiety, hemisphere, bisection, and fifty percent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.