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Definitions of Halve

Pronunciation : Hal"ve
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A half. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Halve
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [From Half.]
Definition : 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.)

Defn: To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.

t. [imp. & p. p. Halved; p. pr. & vb. n. Halving.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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