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half rest
Half round
Half seas over
half shell
Half shift
half sister
half snipe
half sole
half sovereign
half step
half term
half the battle
half thickness
Half tide
Half time
half title
Half tone
half track
Half truth
half volley
Half year
half-and-half
half-and-half dressing
half-assed
half-baked
half-blood
Half-blooded
Half-boot
half-bound
Half-breadth plan

Half tint definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Half hitch, a sailor's knot in a rope; half of a clove hitch. Half hose, short stockings; socks. Half measure, an imperfect or weak line of action. Half note (Mus.), a minim, one half of a semibreve. Half pay, half of the wages or salary; reduced pay; as, an officer on half pay. Half price, half the ordinary price; or a price much reduced. Half round. (a) (Arch.) A molding of semicircular section. (b) (Mech.) Having one side flat and the other rounded; -- said of a file. Half shift (Mus.), a position of the hand, between the open position and the first shift, in playing on the violin and kindred instruments. See Shift. Half step (Mus.), a semitone; the smallest difference of pitch or interval, used in music. Half tide, the time or state of the tide equally distant from ebb and flood. Half time, half the ordinary time for work or attendance; as, the half-time system. Half tint (Fine Arts), a middle or intermediate tint, as in drawing or painting. See Demitint. Half truth, a statement only partially true, or which gives only a part of the truth. --Mrs. Browning. Half year, the space of six months; one term of a school when there are two terms in a year.




 


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