Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun half

2 senses of half

Sense 1
one-half, half -- (one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half")
       => common fraction, simple fraction -- (the quotient of two integers)

Sense 2
half -- (one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval)
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Antonyms of adj half

3 senses of half

Sense 1
half (prenominal) -- (consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour")

INDIRECT (VIA fractional) -> whole -- (including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread")

Sense 2
half (prenominal) -- (partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job")

INDIRECT (VIA incomplete) -> complete -- (having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting")

Sense 3
half (vs. whole) -- ((of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister")

whole (vs. half) -- ((of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers and sisters")

Similarity of adj half

3 senses of half

Sense 1
half (prenominal) -- (consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour")
       => fractional (vs. whole) -- (constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose")

Sense 2
half (prenominal) -- (partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job")
       => incomplete (vs. complete), uncomplete -- (not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass")

Sense 3
half (vs. whole) -- ((of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister")

Synonyms of adv half

1 sense of half

Sense 1
half -- (partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes")

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