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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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He said: "I lost it at half-time, but got the reaction I wanted.
Both Lake-Gaskin and Gregory went close to doubling the lead after half-time before the latter eventually did just past the hour mark.
Hull manager Steve Bruce made a couple of half-time substitutions, bringing on Sone Aluko for Maynor Figueroa and Fryatt for George Boyd as they looked to change the formation to break the Blades down.
Beyonce was the star of this year's Super Bowl half-time show in February in New Orleans, where the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
Wigan coach Barrow has also been charged with misconduct following his conduct at half-time, the Football Association has confirmed.
Things got even better seven minutes before half-time when Robbie Matthews flicked the ball to Foley who smashed the ball home from the corner of the area.
Shots' Peter Vincenti and Scott Davies made way for Alex Rodman and Rankine at half-time.
The decison was taken to carry on until half-time, and then hope stadium electricians could fix the problem for the start of the second half.
ASHLEY Young insists the Villa players did their talking on the pitch at Reading rather than contributing to Martin O'Neill's half-time dressing room dressing down.
FIFA is so concerned that players and referees have no time to rest during half-time that it is proposing to stretch half-time from 15 minutes to 20.
Tottenham forward Defoe insisted McClaren had been a calming influence during the half-time team talk.
The offer will be backed by TV, press and magazine advertising and on the brand's web site, which will also feature half-time on-screen games.