Meaning of HALF in English

HALF

n.

Function: adjective

Date: before 12th century

1 a : being one of two equal parts <a half share> <a half sheet of paper> b (1) : amounting to approximately half <a half mile> <a half million> (2) : falling short of the full or complete thing : PARTIAL < half measures> <a half smile>

2 : extending over or covering only half <a half window> <a half mask>

– half · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.