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Meaning of HALVE

Pronunciation:  hav

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  divide by two. divide into halves; "Halve the cake"
 

HALVE is a 5 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: divide, fraction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hal"ve\, n.
    A half. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Halve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Halved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Halving}.] [From {Half}.]
    1. To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to
       be or form half of.
    
             So far apart their lives are thrown From the twin
             soul that halves their own.           --M. Arnold.
    
    2. (Arch.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away
       each for half its thickness at the joining place, and
       fitting together.
    
    
  3. \Halve\, v. t.
    Of a hole, match, etc., to reach or play in the same number
    of strokes as an opponent.
    
    
    
    
 
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