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Definition of HALVE

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Halve \Hal"ve\ (h[aum]l"ve), n.
     A half. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Halve \Halve\ (h[aum]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Halved} (h[aum]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Halving}.] [From {Half}.]
     1. To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of. [1913 Webster]

              So far apart their lives are thrown
              From the twin soul that halves their own. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Arch.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together. [1913 Webster]

     3. Of a hole, match, etc., to reach or play in the same number of strokes as an opponent.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "halve":
     amputate, apportion, ax, be partners in, bifurcate, bisect, branch, butcher, by two, carve, chop, cleave, cooperate, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, dichotomize, dimidiate, dissever, divide, divide with, divvy up with, excise, fission, fissure, fork, gash, go even stephen, go fifty-fifty, go halvers, go halves, go shares, hack, hew, in half, incise, jigsaw, lance, pare, prune, ramify, rend, rive, saw, scissor, sever, share, share in, slash, slice, slit, snip, split, split in two, split the difference, subdivide, sunder, tear, transect, whittle

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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