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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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The flag will again be at half mast on Saturday from 8.30am to coincide with Alex's funeral, which will take place at St James Church at 9.30am.
A statement issued by Home Ministry said that the national flag will also be flown at half mast tomorrow at the place of cremation.
Summary: In observance of the National Mourning Day, the Bangladesh national flag was raised at half mast at the Bangladesh Embassy here on Thursday.
I wish him all the best for the future and I hope he does well krumlin55 Huddersfield Town Hall''s flag to fly at half mast for Thatcher funeral How can some do it and others not?
TOWN Hall officials in Nuneaton have responded to criticism that the Union Flag has not been flown at half mast to mark the death of Margaret Thatcher.