halve
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /hɑːv/
  • (America) enPR: hăv, IPA: /hæv/
Verb

halve (halves, present participle halving; past and past participle halved)

  1. (transitive) To reduce to half the original amount.
  2. (transitive) To divide into two halves.
  3. (transitive) To make up half of.
    • M. Arnold
      So far apart their lives are thrown / From the twin soul that halves their own.
  4. (architecture, transitive) To join two pieces of timber etc. by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
  5. (golf, transitive) In match play, to achieve a tie or draw on.
    to halve a hole or a match
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