/haf"shair", hahf"-/, n.
1. a share, as in profits, equal to one half.
2. a claim to half the income from a share of stock.

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  • half-share — half′ share′ n …   From formal English to slang

  • half-share — /haf shair , hahf /, n. 1. a share, as in profits, equal to one half. 2. a claim to half the income from a share of stock. * * * …   Universalium

  • half — 1. Half functions as a noun or pronoun (the first half of the year / I ve still got half), an adjective (a half share) or predeterminer (i.e. placed before another determiner such as the, half the audience), and an adverb (He ll come half way / I …   Modern English usage

  • half — half1 W1S1 [ha:f US hæf] predeterminer, pron, adj [only before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(50%)¦ 2¦(most of)¦ 3¦(time)¦ 4¦(combination)¦ 5 half a dozen 6 half a/the chance 7 half an eye/ear 8 be half the battle 9 half a minute/moment/second etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half — n., adj., & adv. n. (pl. halves) 1 either of two equal or corresponding parts or groups into which a thing is or might be divided. 2 colloq. = half back. 3 colloq. half a pint, esp. of beer etc. 4 either of two equal periods of play in sports. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • half — I. noun (plural halves) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English healf; akin to Old High German halb half Date: before 12th century 1. a. either of two equal parts that compose something; also a part approximately equal to one of these < half… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • half one's hand — a half share of the catch of cod due to a crew member, the other half share going to the owner or skipper (Newfoundland) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • half deal man — a fisherman with a half share in the boat s catch. May provide his own nets but does not own the boat (Scottish dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • half net — 1) halve net 2) a half share in the fish taken by one net in one of Aberdeen s fishings …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • half — [ hæf ] (plural halves [ hævz ] ) function word, quantifier *** Half can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a word such as a, the, this, or his ): We live half a mile up the road. I have to spend half my time taking… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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