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half [ ha:f] n.半,一半 a.一半的

in half 成两半

half [ha:f] a.& n. 半,一半,半个

半边天 half the sky

弄巧成拙 be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself.

expiration (of game, first half…) (全场比赛,上半场…的比赛)时间终了

first half 上半场

second half 下半场

better half 老婆

You don't know half of it. 你知道什么!

Half price sale 半价甩卖

Children under 12 half price throughout season 全季12岁以下的儿童半价

Women's Judo Half-Heavywt 78kg 女子次重量级78公斤级柔道

Women's Judo Half-Middlewt 63kg 女子次中量级63公斤级柔道

Women's Judo Half-Lightwt 52kg 女子次轻量级52公斤柔道

弄巧成拙 be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself.

in half 成两半 

He had one over the eight after be drank only half bottle of the wine。
他才喝了半瓶酒就醉得七歪八倒了。

sell at half price 半价出售

半梯形环
half keystone ring

半速齿轮
half speed gear

If the failures of this world could realize how desperate half the present-day geniuses once felt, they would take heart and try again.
世上的失败者若能了解到当今的天才有半数一度感到过多么绝望,他们就会振作精神再次努力。

If the molecules in one drop of water could be converted into grains of sand, there would be enough sand to build a concrete highway, half a mile wide and one foot thick, from New York to San Francisco.
假如一滴水里的分子可以变为沙粒,形成的沙子就足以建造一条半英里宽、一英尺厚的混凝土公路,从纽约直到旧金山。

An epigram is a half-truth so stated as to irritate the person who believes the other half.
警句是一半的真理,只讲一半以便激怒相信另一半的人。

Over half of the population in the country participates in the sport.
这个国家有一半以上的人口参加这项体育活动。

Half the kids around here are unemployed.
这附近有一半年轻人没有工作。

Nearly half of those diagnosed with the virus are blacks and Latinos.
被诊断感染艾滋病病毒的人有一半是黑人和来自拉丁美洲的人。

Fears about the war plagued nearly half the population in the country.
这个国家有一半的人口害怕战争。

I'll share my apple with you, if you'll give me half of your cake.
你把你的蛋糕给我一半,我就和你分享我的苹果。

She ripped the paper in half and threw it away.
她把纸撕成两半,扔了。

Allowing for the train's being late, we should be back by half past ten.
考虑到火车晚点,我们必须十点半回来。

This pass enables me to travel half-price on trains.
这张通行证使我能够以半价乘火车旅行。

The story is a contemporary one; it occurs in the second half of the twentieth century.
这是一个发生在当代的故事--故事发生在20世纪下半叶。

We had to drop the project half way because we lacked money.
因为缺乏资金,我们只好中途放弃了这个项目。

Dayton was substituted for Williams in the second half of the match.
下半场比赛由戴顿代替威廉上场。

He confessed that he had slept through the second half of the film.
他承认电影放到一半后他一直在睡觉。

The match was abandoned at half time because of the poor weather condition.
因为天气不好,比赛举行到中途就停止了。

I’ll meet you at reception in half an hour.
半小时后我在接待处见你。

The magician deceived his audience into thinking he had really sawed the woman in half.
魔术师骗过了观众,使他们相信他把那女子锯成了两半。

The East-West oil pipeline is nearly half welded and laid.
东西贯通的输油管道已经差不多焊接和铺设好了一半。

It's half past nine.
现在是九点半。

Make it an hour and a half. We have to get more food.
等一个半小时吧,我们还得多准备些事物。

This is only the first half. 这才是上半场呢。

They will arrive in half an hour. 他们将于半小时之内到达。

Wearing a seat belt saves lives; it reduces your chance of death or serious injury by more than half.
系好安全带能够挽救性命,它能将丧生和重伤的概率减少一半以上。

There is no disputing, says the proverb, about taste—though, in fact, human beings spend at least half their leisure doing nothing else—and if highbrowism and lowbrowism were exclusively ( as it is certain that they are in great part) matters of individual taste, there would be no more to say about them than what I have said in the preceding lines.
谚语中说对于口味来说,是没有争议的——尽管在事实上,人类一—至少在一半的休闲时间里什么也不做——并且如果阳春白雪和下里巴人对于个人口味的问题是排外(这一点在很大程度上是肯定的),那么对于他们来说,除了我在前面讲的,就没什么说的了。

The two fighters battled for half an hour.
两个拳击手战斗了半小时。

The train to Beijing will depart from platform 3 in half an hour.
开往北京的火车将于半小时后从三站台开出。

Half of them are here.
半数人来了。

Half the car was damaged.
车子毁了一半。

The girl left her homework half done.
这女孩只做完了一半作业。

It took him half an hour to finish the work.
他花了半个小时做完这项工作。

9点半。
It's nine thirty.
It's half past nine.

你别半途而废。
You should finish what you start.
I'm going to give up. (我想放弃了。)
You should finish what you start. (你别半途而废。)
Don't leave things half done. *也可用half done来表示“半途而废”。

喜忧参半。/一半一半。
Half and half. *表示不能断言好还是不好,无法确定的心情。同时有向对方表示事情进展得不顺利、搁浅的语感。
Is that new plan effective? (那个新计划有效果吗?)
Half and half. (嗯,难说。)

The tour will take about an hour and a half. We ought to be back here by 3:00.
参观大概要一个半小时,3点钟以前回到这里。

He will be earning only half as much as he used to, but, he feels that he rise in status is well worth the loss of money.
他将来挣的钱只有他现在的一半,不过他觉得,地位升高了,损失点儿钱也值得。

First impressions are half the battle.
先入为主。

It is six of one and half a dozen of the other.
彼此彼此。

We begun is half done.
良好的开端等于成功的一半。

A disease known is half cured.
病情确诊断,治病好一半。

A fault confessed is half redressed.
承认错误,等于改正一半。

A good beginning is half the battle.
首战告捷等于一半胜利。

A maid that laughs is half taken.
少女露笑脸,婚事半成全。

Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear.
眼见的不能全信,耳闻的也不能半信。

Better half an egg than empty shell.
半只蛋也比空壳好。

Half a tale is enough for a wise man.
聪明人凡事只须听一半,就会明白究竟。

Half a loaf is better then no bread.
半块面包亦胜无。

Half the world knows not how the other half lives.
富人不知穷人苦。

He who wills success is half way to it.
下定决心成功的人是成功了一半。

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.
婚前张开眼,婚后半闭月。

Knowledge without practice makes but half an artist.
只有知识而无实践,只能造就半瓢水的艺术家。

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
等到认识人生,已经一半过去了。

Nothing for nothing and very little for a half penny.
一分钱,一分货。

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
贫富不相知。

Spoil (or Lose) the ship for half penny worth of tar.
因小失大。

The first blow is half the battle.
头炮打响,等于半个胜仗。

The first step is as good as half over.
第一步的成功等于事情的一半已完成。

To know the disease is half the cure.
找出病根等于治愈了一半。

Well begun is half done.
良好开端,功成一半。

Half life 半衰期

Half- wave current (HW) 半波电流

Half-value layer(HVL) 半值层

Half-value method 半波高度法

A I just want to use the internet for about half an hour.
A 我只需上网大约半个小时。
B The same for me. I need to check my e-mails and send some.
B 我也是。我需要看一下我的电子邮件以及发送几封电子邮件。
A How much does it cost to use the internet?
A 上网需要多少钱?
B It should be quite cheap. It usually depends on the time – how long you are online.
B 应该很便宜。通常依时间而定——你上网的时间。
A Well, let’s ask how much it costs. Half an hour is enough for me.
A 哦,咱们问问需要多少钱。半小时对我足够了。
B Yes, 30 minutes is fine for me too.
B 是的,30分钟对我也够了。

A What a match! That was an incredible game.
A 多么精彩的比赛!这是一场令人难以置信的比赛。
B Yes, it was amazing. At least I thought the first half was amazing.
B 是的,令人惊叹。至少我认为上半场非常精彩。
A Did you see that last goal? What a header!
A 你看到最后的进球了吗?多么漂亮的头球攻门!
B Maybe it was a bit lucky. The second half wasn’t so good.
B 也许有点幸运。下半场就没有那么好。
A I thought the match was really exciting.
A 我认为比赛非常精彩。
B Yes, it was good.
B 是的,很不错。

A Let’s meet tomorrow at the Starbucks near the Silk Market.
A 咱们明天在丝绸市场附近的星巴克见面。
B How do I find that?
B 我怎么才能找到那里呢?
A It’s easy. Head east and go along Changan Avenue. The Silk Market is about half-way along, on your left.
A 很容易。向东沿着长安大街走。丝绸市场就在这条路的一半的地方,在你的左侧。
B OK. I’ve got that. Is it easy to find?
B 好,我记住了。很容易找到吗?
A Yes, you’ll see it on your left. The Starbucks is one block after the Silk Market.
A 是的,你会看到它就在你的左侧。丝绸市场往后一幢楼就是星巴克。
B OK, that sounds easy. See you there tomorrow morning.
B 好的,听起来很容易。明天上午在那里见。

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
Robert Southey, British writer and poet
不管你活得多久,头二十年都是你一生中最长的一半。
英国作家、诗人骚塞,R.

The world makes history, and scholars write it, ——one half truly and the other half as their prejudices blur and distort it.
Wendell Phillip. American leader against slavery  
世界创造性历史,学者把历史写下来——一半真实,另一半却因学者的偏见而被模糊或歪曲。
美国废奴运动领袖菲利普斯.W.  

Their is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize.
Rbert Half, British writer  
有的东西比才能稀罕得多,珍贵得多,这就是识别的能力。
英国作家哈夫. R .  

Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
Wiliam Rplph lnge, Birtish writer and churchman
当文学一半成为贸易,一半成为艺术时,那是它最繁荣的时期。
英国作家和牧师英奇. W.R. 

I shall be here at half past six. 我六点半在这儿。

Do you realize that all of these shirts are half off?
你知道这些衬衫都卖半价了吗?

pep talk打气,鼓励的话
The coach gave his team a pep talk at half time, hoping to lead them to victory.
教练在半场时候给球员们打起,希望将他们引上胜利之途。

half-baked肤浅的,半吊子
How do you come up with all these half-baked ideas? You should think them out more carefully.
你怎么会想出这些肤浅的主意的?你应该仔细的考虑考虑。

out of luck运气不好
You're out of luck. The last bus left half an hour ago.
你运气不好。末班车半小时前就开走了。

better half 老婆

meet each other half way 将就着

You don't know half of it. 你知道什么!

"Half the people in my office are home sick, so I'm up to my ears!"
“我办公室里有一半的人有病请假,所以我简直忙得不得了。”

in half 成两半

- a half-wit 弱智者
Do you think it is a good idea to send a half-wit to a normal school ?

We assure you that shipment will be made no later than the first half of April.
请您放心,我们交货期不会迟于4月份上半月。

If you can't arrange for the entire quantity, please offer us at least half.
如果你们办不到全数的话,请至少给我们半数。

半 partly; half

半拉 half

半时 half

半数 half

参半 half

一半 moiety; half

不完全 inadequacy; half; imperfection; imperfectness; incompletion; faultiness

不完全的 incomplete; lame; half

部份地 part; partially; half

参半 half

半 [bàn] /half/semi-/incomplete/(after a number) and a half/half/

半辈子 [bàn bèi zi ] /half of a lifetime/

半壁江山 [bàn bì jiāng shān] /half of country/

半边 [bàn biān] /half of sth/one side of sth/

半边天 [bàn biān tiān] /half the sky/women of the new society/women folk/

半场 [bàn chǎng] /half of a game or contest/half-court/

半价 [bàn jià] /half price/

半截 [bàn jié] /half (of a section)/

半拉 [bàn lā] /half/

半年 [bàn nián] /half a year/

半票 [bàn piào] /half-price ticket/half fare/

半旗 [bàn qí] /half-mast/

半日制学校 [bàn rì zhì xué xiào] /half-day (or double-shift school)/

半身像 [bàn shēn xiàng] /half-length photo or portrait/bust/

半生 [bàn shēng] /half a lifetime/

半数 [bàn shù] /half the number/half/

半数以上 [bàn shù yǐ shàng] /more than half/

半衰期 [bàn shuāi qī] /half-life/

半天 [bàn tiān] /half of the day/a long time/quite a while/

半响 [bàn xiǎng] /half the day/a long time/quite a while/

半信半疑 [bàn xìn bàn yí] /half-believe, half-doubt/

半以上 [bàn yǐ shàng] /more than half/

半载 [bàn zài] /half load/

半真半假 [bàn zhēn bàn jiǎ] /(adj) half true and half false/

大半 [dà bàn] /more than half/greater part/most/

里 [lǐ] /Chinese mile/neighborhood/li, a Chinese unit of length = one-half kilometer/hometown/

六点半 [liù diǎn bàn] /half past six/6:30/

山腰 [shān yāo] /(n) mountain waist; the area half way up a mountain/

上半 [shàng bàn] /first half/

上半年 [shàng bàn nián] /first half (of a year)/

十五亿 [shí wǔ yì] /one and a half billion/

下半身 [xià bàn shēn] /lower half of one's body/

一半 [yī bàn] /half/

一年半 [yī nián bàn] /a year and a half/

辗 [zhǎn] /roll over on side/turn half over/

Consider the $10.2 billion bid by Norfolk Southern and CSX to acquire Conrail this year.
请想一想今年南诺弗克公司和CSX公司为兼并康雷尔公司所花的102亿美元吧。
Conrail's net railway operating income in 1996 was just $427 million, less than half of the carrying costs of the transaction.
康雷尔公司1996年铁路运营纯收入为4.27亿美元,这还不足这宗交易运作成本的一半。
Who's going to pay for the rest of the bill?
谁来支付其余的费用?
Many captive shippers fear that they will, as Norfolk Southern and CSX increase their grip on the market.
许多“被控”客户担心他们会,因为南诺弗克和CSX公司将增加对市场的控制。

A comparison of British geological publications over the last century and a half reveals not simply an increasing emphasis on the primacy of research, but also a changing definition of what constitutes an acceptable research paper.
对过去一个半世纪的英国地质出版物进行比较,我们不但发现人们对研究的重视程度在不断增加,而且人们对可以接受的论文的定义也在不断变化。

Curiously, some two-and-a-half years and two novels later, my experiment in what the Americans term "downshifting" has turned my tired excuse into an absolute reality.
奇怪的是,大约两年半的时间我写完两部小说后,我这个被美国人称为“放慢生活节奏”的试验,却使我老掉牙的借口变成了现实。
I have been transformed from a passionate advocate of the philosophy of "have it all", preached by Linda Kelsey for the past seven years in the pages of she magazine, into a woman who is happy to settle for a bit of everything.
我已从一个“获得一切”哲学(琳达·凯茜过去七年中在《她》这本杂志所宣扬的)的狂热支持者,变成了一个乐于接受任何东西只要一丁点的女人。

Almost immediately word flashed on the Internet and was picked up, half a world away, by John Hofsess, executive director of the Right to Die Society of Canada. He sent it on via the group's on-line service, Death NET. Says Hofsess: "We posted bulletins all day long, because of course this isn't just something that happened in Australia. It's world history."
几乎同时,该消息就出现在互联网上。身处地球另一端的加拿大死亡权利执行主席约翰·霍夫塞斯在收到该消息后便通过协会的在线服务“死亡之网”发了公告。他说:“我们整天都在发布公告,因为这件事的意义不在于它是在澳大利亚发生的事情,而是因为这是世界历史的一件大事。”

It is also less than most forecasters had predicted.
这也低于许多预测者预测的数字。
In late 1994 the panel of economists which The Economist polls each month said that America's inflation rate would average 3.5% in 1995.
1994年底,每月接受《经济学家》意见调查的一组经济学家指出,美国在1995年的平均通货膨胀率将达到3.5%。
In fact, it fell to 2.6% in August, and is expected to average only about 3% for the year as a whole. In Britain and Japan inflation is running half a percentage point below the rate predicted at the end of last year.
实际上,8月份就降到了2.6%。而且有望达到全年平均仅为3%。去年年底,英国和日本的通货膨胀率实际上比预测的要低半个百分点。
This is no flash in the pan; over the past couple of years, inflation has been consistently lower than expected in Britain and America.
这不是昙花一现。在过去几年里,英国和美国的通货膨胀率始终低于预测水平。

In the last half of the nineteenth century "capital" and "labour" were enlarging and perfecting their rival organisations on modern lines.
19世纪后半叶,“资方”和“劳方”按现代方式不断扩大和完善各自相对立的组织。

{adj: Tudor} of or relating to a style of architecture in England in the 15th century
"half-timbered Tudor houses"
"Tudor furniture"

{adj: better} more than half
"argued for the better part of an hour"

{adj: crazed, deranged, half-crazed} driven insane

{adj: crazy, half-baked, screwball, softheaded} foolish; totally unsound
"a crazy scheme"
"half-baked ideas"
"a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"

{adj: dim-witted, half-witted, simple, simple-minded} lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

{adj: downstage} of the front half of a stage
<-> upstage

{adj: drowsy, drowsing, dozy} half asleep
"made drowsy by the long ride"
"it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor"
"a tired dozy child"
"the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

{adj: feebleminded, half-witted, slow-witted} mentally deficient

{adj: fervent, fervid} extremely hot
"the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
"set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope

{adj: gibbous, gibbose} (used of the moon) more than half full

{adj: half-and-half} in equal parts
"a half-and-half mixture"

{adj: half-baked, underdone} insufficiently cooked

{adj: half-blooded, half-bred, half-breed} (of animals) having only one purebred parent

{adj: half-bound} (of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another

{adj: half-clothed, scantily clad, underclothed} inadequately clothed

{adj: half-hardy} (of plants) requiring protection from frost
"half-hardy annuals"

{adj: half-hourly} occurring every half hour

{adj: half-length} abridged to half its original length

{adj: half-length} representing only the upper half of the body
"a half-length portrait"

{adj: half-seas-over} British informal for `intoxicated'

{adj: half-size} half the usual or regular size

{adj: half-timber, half-timbered} having exposed wood framing with spaces filled with masonry, as in Tudor architecture

{adj: half-time} involving half the standard or customary time for an activity
"he had two years of half-time training"

{adj: half-track, half-tracked} having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front
"half-track armored vehicles"

{adj: halfhearted, half-hearted, tepid, lukewarm} feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
"a halfhearted effort"
"gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"

{adj: halfway} including only half or a portion
"halfway measures"

{adj: half} (of siblings) related through one parent only
"a half brother"
"half sister"
<-> whole

{adj: half} consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
"a half chicken"
"lasted a half hour"

{adj: half} partial
"gave me a half smile"
"he did only a half job"

{adj: lavish, munificent, overgenerous, prodigal, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting} very generous
"distributed gifts with a lavish hand"
"the critics were lavish in their praise"
"a munificent gift"
"his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"
"prodigal praise"
"unsparing generosity"
"his unstinted devotion"
"called for unstinting aid to Britain"

{adj: lowercase} relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case
"lowercase letters; a and b and c etc"
<-> uppercase

{adj: pale, pallid, wan, sick} (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
"the pale light of a half moon"
"a pale sun"
"the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"
"a pallid sky"
"the pale (or wan) stars"
"the wan light of dawn"

{adj: paraplegic} suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord

{adj: semi-evergreen, half-evergreen} of a plant that is incompletely evergreen
"it was evergreen where the weather was mild but deciduous in the rigorous parts of the range"

{adj: semicircular} curved into a half circle

{adj: shopworn, shopsoiled} worn or faded from being on display in a store
"shopworn merchandise at half price"

{adj: showy, splashy} marked by ostentation but often tasteless
"a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"
"a splashy half-page ad"

{adj: six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen} denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

{adj: soled} having a sole or soles especially as specified; used in combination
"half-soled"
"rubber-soled"
<-> soleless

{adj: squinched, squinting} having eyes half closed in order to see better
"squinched eyes"

{adj: uncombed} (of hair) not combed
"he was unwashed and uncombed with his clothes half buttoned"
"wild unkempt hair"
<-> combed

{adj: uppercase} relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case
"uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"
<-> lowercase

{adj: upper} superior in rank or accomplishment
"the upper half of the class"

{adj: upstage} of the back half of a stage
"she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
<-> downstage

{adj: vigorous} strong and active physically or mentally
"a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

{adj: whole} (of siblings) having the same parents
"whole brothers and sisters"
<-> half

{adv: astern} stern foremost or backward
"the steamer went astern at half speed"

{adv: full-time} for the standard number of hours
"she works full-time"
<-> half-time

{adv: half-and-half} in equal parts
"it was divided half-and-half"

{adv: half-heartedly} without enthusiasm; in a half-hearted manner
"she tried half-heartedly"

{adv: half-hourly} every thirty minutes, every half hour

{adv: half-price} for half the price
"she bought it half-price during the sale"

{adv: half-time, part-time} for less than the standard number of hours
"he works part-time"
<-> full-time

{adv: half-yearly} every half year, every six months

{adv: halfway, midway} at half the distance; at the middle
"he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"

{adv: half} partially or to the extent of a half
"he was half hidden by the bushes"

{adv: less than, to a lesser degree} comparing quantity or quality
"she was less than half her weight after the crash diet"
<-> more than

{adv: more than, to a higher degree} comparing quantity or quality
"by the time she was 4 she was more than half her father's height"
<-> less than

{adv: playfully} in a playful manner
"she loosened the half-hoop of diamonds on her left hand third finger and held it out to him playfully"

{n: Bantu, Bantoid language} a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent

{n: Black Death, Black Plague} the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe

{n: Dutch door, half door} an exterior door divided in two horizontally; either half can be closed or open independently

{n: Edward the Martyr, Saint Edward the Martyr, St. Edward the Martyr} King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)

{n: Ethelred, Ethelred II, Ethelred the Unready} king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016)

{n: Harvard, John Harvard} American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)

{n: Hasidim, Hassidim, Hasidism, Chasidim, Chassidim} a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

{n: Hell's Kitchen, Hell's Half Acre} a district in Manhattan formerly noted for its slums and vice

{n: Hyades} (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward

{n: Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica} an Asiatic trailing evergreen honeysuckle with half-evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers turning yellow with age; has become a weed in some areas

{n: Mitrula elegans} a discomycete that is 3-8 cm high with an orange to yellow fertile portion and white or pinkish stalks often half in and half out of the water

{n: Morchella semilibera, half-free morel, cow's head} a morel with the ridged and pitted fertile portion attached to the stipe for about half its length

{n: Morgan le Fay} (Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur

{n: Netherlands, The Netherlands, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Holland} a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level

{n: New Testament} the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

{n: North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, D.P.R.K., DPRK} a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: Old Testament} the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

{n: Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New Guinea} a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea

{n: Passeriformes, order Passeriformes} largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres

{n: Pleiades} (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

{n: Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, John Davison Rockefeller} United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)

{n: Sarcoscypha coccinea, scarlet cup} a discomycete that is a harbinger of spring; the fruiting body is thin and tough and saucer-shaped (about the size of quarter to a half dollar) with a deep bright red upper surface and a whitish exterior

{n: Scripps, Edward Wyllis Scripps} United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)

{n: Scripps, James Edmund Scripps} United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)

{n: South Korea, Republic of Korea} a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: Tudor architecture} a style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period; characterized by half-timbered houses

{n: War of Greek Independence} the Greeks rebelled against Turkish rule in 1821; with the support of England and France and Russia they won independence in 1828 at Navarino (although the country included only half its present size)

{n: Whipple's penstemon, Penstemon whippleanus} wine and lavender to purple and black flowers in several clusters on the upper half of leafy stems; Montana south through the Rocky Mountains to Arizona and New Mexico

{n: Wood's metal, Wood's alloy} a fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium; melts at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit

{n: alla breve} a musical time signature indicating two or four half notes to a measure

{n: alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief} a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
<-> low relief

{n: atomic weight, relative atomic mass} (chemistry) the ratio of the atomic mass of an element to half the atomic mass of carbon

{n: atrium cordis, atrium of the heart} the upper chamber of each half of the heart

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: bottom, bottom of the inning} the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
<-> top

{n: bullace, Prunus insititia} small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters

{n: buskin, combat boot, desert boot, half boot, top boot} a boot reaching halfway up to the knee

{n: capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule} one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
"printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
<-> lowercase

{n: centaur} (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse

{n: cherrystone, cherrystone clam} a half-grown quahog

{n: coontie, Florida arrowroot, Seminole bread, Zamia pumila} small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half-buried stems yield an arrowroot

{n: coral drops, Bessera elegans} half-hardy Mexican herb cultivated for its drooping terminal umbels of showy red-and-white flowers

{n: diminution} the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
<-> augmentation

{n: dimwit, nitwit, half-wit, doofus} a stupid incompetent person

{n: dipole, dipole antenna} an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center

{n: domino, half mask, eye mask} a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes

{n: domino} a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume

{n: downstage} the front half of the stage (as seen from the audience)

{n: dual scan display} a type of passive matrix display in which the top and bottom half of the screen are refreshed simultaneously

{n: en, nut} half the width of an em

{n: falun gong} a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

{n: fifty percent} a half expressed as a percentage

{n: first half} the first of two halves of play

{n: flat} a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

{n: footrace, foot race, run} a race run on foot
"she broke the record for the half-mile run"

{n: forequarter} the front half of a side of meat

{n: full-wave rectifier} rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave

{n: gene chip, DNA chip} a microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested

{n: grapefruit} large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half


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