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halves


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Half  \Half\,  n.;  pl  {Halves}.  [AS.  healf.  See  {Half},  a.] 
  1.  Part  side  behalf.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  The  four  halves  of  the  house.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  One  of  two  equal  parts  into  which  anything  may  be  divided, 
  or  considered  as  divided;  --  sometimes  followed  by  of  as 
  a  half  of  an  apple. 
 
  Not  half  his  riches  known  and  yet  despised. 
  --Milton. 
 
  A  friendship  so  complete  Portioned  in  halves  between 
  us  --Tennyson. 
 
  {Better  half}.  See  under  {Better}. 
 
  {In  half},  in  two  an  expression  sometimes  used  improperly 
  instead  of  in  or  into  halves;  as  to  cut  in  half. 
  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  {In,  or  On},  {one's  half},  in  one's  behalf;  on  one's  part 
  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  cry  halves},  to  claim  an  equal  share  with  another. 
 
  {To  go  halves},  to  share  equally  between  two 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halves  \Halves\,  n., 
  pl  of  {Half}. 
 
  {By  halves},  by  one  half  at  once;  halfway;  fragmentarily; 
  partially;  incompletely. 
 
  I  can  not  believe  by  halves;  either  I  have  faith,  or 
  I  have  it  not  --J.  H. 
  Newman. 
 
  {To  go  halves}.  See  under  {Go}. 




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