Definition of halve :
1. A half.
2. Of a hole, match, etc., to reach or play in the same number of strokes as an opponent.
3. To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of.
4. To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
cut in two
halved (part of speech: adjective)
halve (part of speech: verb)
portion (part of speech: verb)
separate (part of speech: verb)
dissociate (part of speech: verb)
disconnect, uncouple, alienate, detach, sever, divide, fragment, disjoin, rupture, dissociate, segregate, disassociate, divorce, disengage, break, insulate, excise, partition, rend, separate, part, dismantle, split, cleave, disunite, sunder
- He frankly confessed that he wanted a wife as a companion and helpmeet; that he could not hope, in consideration of his own lowly birth and slender means and uphill task, to induce a white girl to halve his loneliness. - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
- The two rival pretenders to the duchies were to halve the territory, drawing lots for the first choice, all foreign troops were to be withdrawn, and a pledge was to be given that no fortress should be placed in the hands of any power. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
- It has just occurred to me that if he tries to halve my income for nothing at all, he might try to stop it altogether if I got married. - "The Loudwater Mystery", Edgar Jepson.