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HALF. One equal part of a thing divided into two parts, either in fact or in contemplation. A moiety. This word is used in composition; as, half cent, half dime, &c.

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Westchester County Central Business District: Downtown White Plains led the county with 369,270 square feet of space leased in the first half of 1999, an 89 percent increase over activity in the first half of 1998.
dollar through the first half of the year helped to hold down the prices of imported goods, the high level of resource utilization continued to exert pressure on wages and prices.
Even the Clippers' second unit clicked in the first half, with Corey Maggette scoring eight first-half points.
Stamford: Downtown Stamford posted the strongest results in the county during the first half of 1999.
West area: Riverside: 2009, 2010, early 2011; Princes Park: 2011 & 1st half 2012; St Michaels: middle 2012; Central: 2nd half 2012; Greenbank: 2nd half 2012.
Calabasas did a good job of containing Simi Valley's top player, Lorne Jackson, in the first half.
The first half of 2002 has seen a quicker-than-expected recovery in the Brussels office market, following a strong decline in demand last year.
However, in a community property state, a surviving spouse is deemed to own half the community property; consequently, the surviving spouse's half interest in community property could not pass to the surviving spouse by bequest or inheritance.
Monetary Policy, Financial Markets, and the Economy over the First Half of 1996
Now, however, physiologists plan to make donated kidneys do double duty by developing a way to divide each organ and transplant each half into a recipient.
For another easy-do centerpiece, arrange assorted colored flowers in a low, tight design, placing the stems directly in the flesh of a small watermelon half.
And half-life is the time it takes for a radioactive substance to lose half its radioactivity.