HALF: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for HALF?

Need another word that means the same as “half”? Find 15 synonyms and 30 related words for “half” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Half” are: one-half, fifty per cent of, partially, partly, incompletely, inadequately, insufficiently, slightly, barely, in part, part, in some measure, to some degree, to some extent, up to a point

Half as a Noun

Definitions of "Half" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “half” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • Either of two equal periods of time into which a sports game or a performance is divided.
  • One of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval.
  • A score for an individual hole that is the same as one's opponent's.
  • Either of two equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided.
  • A half-price fare or ticket, especially for a child.
  • Half a pint of beer or a similar drink.
  • One of two equal parts of a divisible whole.

Synonyms of "Half" as a noun (2 Words)

fifty per cent ofThe cardinal number that is the product of ten and five.
one-halfOne of two equal parts of a divisible whole.

Usage Examples of "Half" as a noun

  • A half of bitter.
  • Half a loaf.
  • Divide the cake in half.
  • Half an hour.
  • She holed from six feet for a half at the seventeenth.
  • The northern half of the island.
  • Two and a half years.
  • A century and one half.
  • Spending was reduced by half.

Half as an Adverb

Definitions of "Half" as an adverb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “half” as an adverb can have the following definitions:

  • To the extent of half.
  • Partially or to the extent of a half.
  • To a certain extent; partly.

Synonyms of "Half" as an adverb (13 Words)

barelyAlmost not.
The network has barely 5 percent of viewers.
in partTo or toward the inside of.
in some measureTo or toward the inside of.
inadequatelyIn a way that lacks the quality or quantity required; unsatisfactorily.
A hastily trained inadequately equipped army.
incompletelyIn an partial or unfinished manner.
Incompletely digested food.
insufficientlyTo an inadequate degree; not enough.
We were insufficiently attentive.
partIn part in some degree not wholly.
I felt partly to blame.
partiallyIn part; in some degree; not wholly.
He was partially paralyzed.
partlyIn part; in some degree; not wholly.
You re only partly right.
slightlyIn a slim or slender manner.
Slightly built.
to some degreeImprecise but fairly close to correct.
to some extentImprecise but fairly close to correct.
up to a pointNearer to the speaker.

Usage Examples of "Half" as an adverb

  • The glass was half full.
  • The chicken is half-cooked.
  • I am half inclined to believe you.

Associations of "Half" (30 Words)

alliterate(of a phrase or line of verse) contain words which begin with the same sound or letter.
His first and last names alliterated.
alliterationThe occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
The alliteration of sweet birds sang.
antiquatedSo extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period.
This antiquated central heating system.
centuryA period of a hundred years reckoned from the traditional date of the birth of Christ.
A century ago most people walked to work.
decadeA period of ten years.
He taught at the university for nearly a decade.
dozenThe cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one.
She has dozens of admirers.
fewA quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a’; a small but indefinite number.
A few weeks ago.
fractionalConstituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety.
Fractional crystallization.
fragmentaryConsisting of small disconnected parts.
Excavations have revealed fragmentary remains of masonry.
hundredTen 10s.
Wantage Hundred.
incompleteNot complete or total; not completed.
An incomplete forward pass.
leastUsed in names of very small animals and plants e g least shrew.
The garter snake is the least dangerous snake.
lessUsed to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs.
Less interesting.
manor(in England and Wales) a unit of land, originally a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord’s demesne and lands rented to tenants.
They were the undisputed rulers of their manor.
moietyA part or portion, especially a lesser share.
The enzyme removes the sulphate moiety.
nearlySlightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.
The person most nearly concerned.
nineOne of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face.
partThe appropriate or expected behaviour in a particular role or situation one s duty.
The business partners broke over a tax question.
partialA harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency.
The paper gave a distorted and very partial view of the situation.
partiallyOnly in part; to a limited extent.
A partially open door.
portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact.
A portion of ice cream.
quarterDivide into quarters.
Edward III quartered the French royal arms with his own.
sectionCommit someone compulsorily to a psychiatric hospital in accordance with a section of a mental health act.
No section of the nation is more ardent than the South.
semiA semi final.
She pulled into the path of a semi.
sketchyNot thorough or detailed.
Details of the plan remain sketchy.
someTo some extent quite a lot.
He needs feeding up some.
tenOne of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face.
totalAdd up in number or quantity.
He almost totalled the car.
twelveThe cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one.
unfinished(of an object) not having been given an attractive surface appearance as the final stage of manufacture.
The building is still unfinished.

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