half past

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half past (uncountable)

  1. Thirty minutes past any hour.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapterIII:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. [] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.