halve

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halve ‎(third-person singular simple present halves, present participle halving, simple past and past participle halved)

  1. (transitive) To reduce to half the original amount.
  2. (transitive) To divide into two halves.
  3. (transitive) To make up half of.
    • M. Arnold
      So far apart their lives are thrown / From the twin soul that halves their own.
  4. (architecture, transitive) To join two pieces of timber etc. by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
  5. (golf, transitive) In match play, to achieve a tie or draw on.
    to halve a hole or a match
    • 2005, Bill Elliott, The Golf Bag Buddy: The Essential On-Course Reference (page 67)
      All that counts is whether you won, lost, or halved the match.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halve

  1. plural and definite singular attributive of halv

Dutch[edit]

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halve

  1. Inflected form of half

Middle English[edit]

  1. half

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halve

  1. definite singular of halv
  2. plural of halv

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse halfa

Noun[edit]

halve f, m ‎(definite singular halva or halven, indefinite plural halver, definite plural halvene)

  1. (a) half
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halve

  1. definite singular of halv
  2. plural of halv

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse halfa

Noun[edit]

halve f ‎(definite singular halva, indefinite plural halver, definite plural halvene)

  1. (a) half
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