Meaning of HALVE in English
1. divide into two halves or parts.
2 reduce by half.
3 share equally (with another person etc.).
4 Golf use the same number of strokes as one's opponent in (a hole or match).
5 fit (crossing timbers) together by cutting out half the thickness of each.
Etymology: ME halfen f. HALF
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012