board n. Provision of bed, breakfast, and one main meal at a hotel etc.
- hitch n. Knot formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and then through the loop.
- holiday n. Half a day as holiday.
- measures n.pl. Unsatisfactory compromise or inadequate policy.
- moon n. - moon when only half its surface is illuminated.
- time when this occurs.
- semicircular object.
- nelson see *nelson.
- —n. (pl. Halves) 1 either of two (esp. Equal) parts into which a thing is divided.
- colloq. Half a pint, esp. Of beer.
- sport either of two equal periods of play.
- colloq. Half-price fare or ticket, esp. For a child.
- colloq. = *half-back. —adj. - amounting to half (half the men).
- forming a half (a half share). —adv. - (often in comb.) To the extent of half; partly (half cooked).
- to some extent (esp. In idiomatic phrases: half dead; am half convinced).
- (in reckoning time) by the amount of half (an hour etc.) (half past two). at half cock see *cock1. By half (prec. By too + adj.) Excessively (too clever by half). By halves imperfectly or incompletely (does nothing by halves). Half a mind see *mind. Half the time see *time. Not half 1 slang extremely, violently (he didn't half swear).
- not nearly (not half long enough).
- colloq. Not at all (not half bad). [old english]
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