Meaning of HALVE in English

HALVE

v.tr.

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.