AskDefine | Define halve

Dictionary Definition

halve v : divide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /hɑː(ɹ)v/, /hA:(r)v/


  1. To reduce to half the original amount.
  2. To divide into two halves.


to reduce to half of original
  • Dutch: halveren
  • Finnish: puolittaa
  • Hungarian: elfelez
  • Italian: dimezzare
  • Swedish: halvera
to divide
  • Dutch: halveren
  • Finnish: puolittaa
  • German: halbieren
  • Hungarian: felez, kettéoszt, félbevág
  • Italian: dimezzare
  • Swedish: halvera



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