Meaning of HALF in English

HALF

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ first , second

▪ last , latter

in the latter ~ of the 19th century

▪ top , upper

▪ bottom , lower

the lower ~ of the window

▪ front

▪ back , rear

the rear ~ of the car

▪ left , right

the left ~ of the brain

▪ northern , western , etc.

the northern ~ of the country

▪ remaining

Cut the remaining ~ into large chunks.

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~

Costs rose by ~.

▪ in ~

We divided the money in ~.

▪ in the … ~

He played well in the second ~.

▪ ~ of

the first ~ of the concert

Over a ~ of all accidents happen in the home.

PHRASES

▪ about ~ , almost ~ , around ~ , at least ~ , over ~

Over ~ of all the people interviewed said they were disappointed in the government.

▪ ~ and ~

We split the work ~ and ~.

▪ one, two, three, etc. and a ~

She's four and a ~ years old now.

▪ sb's other ~ (= husband/wife/partner)

You'll have to ask my other ~.

II.

adv.

Half is used with these adjectives: ↑ afraid , ↑ asleep , ↑ bald , ↑ closed , ↑ conscious , ↑ convinced , ↑ crazy , ↑ dazed , ↑ decent , ↑ drunk , ↑ empty , ↑ full , ↑ inclined , ↑ mad , ↑ naked , ↑ submerged , ↑ undressed

Half is used with these verbs: ↑ draw , ↑ expect , ↑ joke , ↑ lift , ↑ listen , ↑ obscure , ↑ solve , ↑ strangle , ↑ whisper

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