/havz, hahvz/, n.
1. pl. of half.
2. by halves,
a. incompletely or partially: to do things by halves.
b. halfheartedly: better not at all than by halves.
3. go halves, to share equally; divide evenly.

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  • halves — [hɑːvz ǁ hævz] adverb go halves informal to share something equally: • We decided to go halves on the investment. * * * halves UK US /hɑːvz/ US  /hævz/ noun [plural] ● not/never do things by halves Cf. not/never do things by halves …   Financial and business terms

  • Halves — (h[aum]vz), n., pl. of {Half}. [1913 Webster] {By halves}, by one half at once; halfway; fragmentarily; partially; incompletely. [1913 Webster] I can not believe by halves; either I have faith, or I have it not. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] {To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halves — [ha:vz US hævz] 1.) the plural of ↑half 2.) go halves (with sb) BrE if you go halves with someone, you divide something equally between you, especially money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • halves — [havz, hävz] n. pl. of HALF by halves 1. halfway; imperfectly 2. halfheartedly go halves to share expenses, etc. equally …   English World dictionary

  • halves — the plural of half …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Halves — Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] The four halves of the house. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halves — /havz / (say hahvz) plural noun 1. plural of half. –phrase 2. by halves, a. incompletely. b. half heartedly. 3. for (or on){{}} (the) halves, (formerly) …   Australian-English dictionary

  • halves — [[t]hævz, hɑvz[/t]] n. pl. of half • by halves go halves …   From formal English to slang

  • HALVES — pl. of HALF. * * * [havz; hävz] plural form of half * * * plural of ↑half, 1 * * * halves [halves] [hɑːvz] ; [hævz] pl. of ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • halves — plural of half …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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