Meaning of HALVE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈhav, ˈhäv ]

transitive verb

( halved ; halv·ing )

Etymology: Middle English, from half half

Date: 13th century


a. : to divide into two equal parts

b. : to reduce to one half

halving the present cost

c. : to share equally

2. : to play (as a hole in golf) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.