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For the noun: half
Plural form: halves
In this page: half; half past; hf

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ترجمات رئيسية
EnglishArabic
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (50 percent) (خمسون بالمائة)نصف
 Half of eight is four.
 نصف الثمانية هو أربعة.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (quantity: 50 per cent)منتصف
 All of these groups combined add up to half.
half,
plural: halves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(one of two parts) (مقسوم لقسمين)نصف
 Which half of the apple do you want?
 أي نصف من التفاحة تريد؟
half,
plural: halves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(sports: division of play) (في الرياضة)شوط
 At the end of the first half, the score is even.
 في نهاية الشوط الأول كانت النقاط متساوية.
half of [sth/sb] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (50 per cent) (نصف الشيء، نصف الأشخاص)نصف
 Half of the people agree with me.
 نصف الناس يوافقوني.
half (the [sth]) adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (about 50 per cent)نصف الشيء
 Half the audience applauded, the other half booed.
half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (50 per cent)النصف
 The glass was half full.
half,
half-
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
figurative (partly)نصف
 I am half-ready to go.
 
ترجمات إضافية
EnglishArabic
half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (incomplete)نصفي
 She gave him a half smile after he told the stupid joke.
a half (of [sth]),
half (a [sth])
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (beer: half a pint)نصف باينت (مقياس حجم سوائل)
 Landlord, I'll have a half of lager, please.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (children's ticket) (للطفل)نصف تذكرة سفر
 One and a half to Waterloo, please, driver.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (soccer, etc.: position) (لعبة الكرة)خطة لعب
 I prefer to play centre half, but my brother likes to be in goal.
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ترجمات رئيسية
EnglishArabic
half past,
half
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(thirty minutes after (the hour)) (ثلاثون دقيقة بعد الساعة)والنصف
 School usually finishes at half past three, but today we finished at half two!
half past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (thirty minutes after (the hour)) (ثلاثون دقيقة بعد الساعة)بعد نصف ساعة
 I finish work at 5, so I'll drop by to pick you up at about half past.
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صيغ مركبة:
half | half past | hf
EnglishArabic
at half-mast advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (flag: flying low)تنكيس العلم
be bent in half v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." ([sb]: be doubled over)انخزع
 When she came in, she was bent in half because of the pain.
be bent in half v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." ([sth]: be folded in two)انكَسر قطعتين
 After a freak spring snowstorm, the daffodils were bent in half under the weight of the snow.
below half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (under 50 percent)تحت النصف، أقل من النصف
below half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (under 50 percent of)أقل من المنتصف
better half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (partner or spouse)شريك حياة، زوج، قرين
 I'll have to ask my better half if we are free that weekend.
by half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by 50 per cent)إلى النصف
 Since I retired my income is down by half.
too ... by half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK, slang, figurative (extremely)بنسبة كبيرة، الى حد بعيد جدا
 Your problem is, you're too clever by half!
center half,
center-half,
UK: centre half,
centre-half
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (soccer position)خط الدفاع
center half,
center-half,
UK: centre half,
centre-half
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (soccer player)مُدافِع
fly-half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rugby position) (مكان في لعبة الرجبي)مُنتصف
  خطّ منتصف
fly-half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rugby player) (الرڤبي)لاعب منتصف
  لاعب خطّ منتصف
fold in half v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (bend over on itself)ينثني
  يُطوى، ينطوي
 The table folds in half to make it more portable.
fold [sth] in half v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (fold in two)يطوي شيئا من المنتصف
 Fold the paper in half so that nobody can see what you've written.
given half a chance,
given half the chance
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative, informal (if allowed, able)نصف فرصة
 I would take that job, given half a chance.
half a cup nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (cookery: measure of volume) (فن الطبخ: قياس الحجم)نصف كأس
half a dozen,
a half dozen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(six)نصف دزينة، ستة
 The price for half a dozen buns is three dollars; it is five dollars for a dozen.
half-a-dozen,
a half-dozen
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(six of [sth])نصف دزينة، ستة
 I bought a half-dozen eggs and a loaf of bread.
half a liter,
UK: half a litre
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (metric fluid measure) (مقياس السوائل المتري)نصف لتر
half a second nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a very brief time)نصف ثانية
 Hold on, I'll be with you in half a second!
half an hour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (30 minutes) (ثلاثون دقيقة)نصف ساعة
 It only takes me half an hour to get ready in the morning.
half as large as exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (half the size of) (نصف حجم، نصف مساحة)نصف كبر
 The skull of this primitive human ancestor was nearly half as large as that of modern humans.
half as much nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (50 percent of) (50 بالمائة من)بقدر نصف
 I'll have half as much of the pie as he has.
half as much exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (50 percent less) (أقل ب50 بالمائة)أقل بالنصف
 The coat cost half as much on sale.
half asleep adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (dopey, not alert)نصف نائم
 I was half asleep when you called this morning so I don't remember what you said. I'm still half asleep, don't ask me anything til I've had my coffee.
half bath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (washroom: no bath, shower) (دش استحمام)حمّام نصفي
half blind,
half-blind
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(partially sighted)مصاب بعمى جزئي
ملاحظة: A hyphen is used when the adjective comes before the noun it modifies.
half blood,
half-blood
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(sibling with one parent in common)شخص من جنس مختلطِ
half blood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. offensive (person of mixed race)شخص من جنس مختلطِ
half blood,
half-blood
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(animal of mixed breed)حيوان مهجن
 That beautiful dog is a half blood.
half board,
half-board
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(lodging: bed, breakfast, evening meal) (بفندق)نصف إقامة
 We prefer half board to full board because it's less restrictive.
half circle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (semi-circle, crescent shape)نصف دائرة
 The teacher arranged the chairs in a half circle to better address all of the students directly.
half dead,
half-dead
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (exhausted)خائر القوى
 David continued the climb, although he was half dead from the effort; he had to make it to the top.
half dollar nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, Can (50-cent coin) (عملة أمريكية ب50 سنت)نصف دولار
 It is rare to come across a half-dollar coin anymore.
half hour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (30 minutes) (30 دقيقة)نصف ساعة
 I ran for a good half hour.
half measure,
half-measure
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
disapproving, often plural (incomplete attempt) (محاولة غير مكتملة)تدبير موقت
 Teaching people how to cook healthy meals is only a half-measure if they cannot afford the ingredients. It is not a time for half measures: we need radical change now.
half mile nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (half a mile, 0.5 of a mile)نصف ميل
 When I ran track in high school my favorite event was the half mile.
half note,
UK: minim
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (music: half a whole note) (موسيقى)نصف نغمة
half past,
half
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(thirty minutes after (the hour)) (ثلاثون دقيقة بعد الساعة)والنصف
 School usually finishes at half past three, but today we finished at half two!
half past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (thirty minutes after (the hour)) (ثلاثون دقيقة بعد الساعة)بعد نصف ساعة
 I finish work at 5, so I'll drop by to pick you up at about half past.
half pint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (liquid: 0.2 litres) (0.2 لتر)نصف باينت
 That glass is a half pint; can you find me a pint?
half pint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (beer: smaller serving) (حصة أصغر)نصف باينت
 مقياس شراب في الحانة
half-pint n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (glass, serving: half a pint)بسعة نصف باينت
 He poured the cola into a half-pint glass.
half pint interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang, figurative (short person) (تعبير عامي)قزم
half price nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cost: 50% reduction) (تخفيض ب50%)نصف السعر
 The shop is selling lots of clothes at half price in the sale.
half shell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (half of an oyster shell)نصف صدفة
 In Botticelli's famous painting, Venus is depicted rising from the sea on a half-shell.
half term,
half-term
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(school, etc.: mid-trimester break)عطلة نصف الفصل الدراسى
ملاحظة: A hyphen is used when the term modifies another noun.
 We're planning to spend a few days in Wales during half term.
half time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport: break at mid point)إستراحة نصف الوقت
 At half-time the home team was winning easily.
half volley nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tennis: returning ball after it bounces) (مباشرة بعد ارتطامها بالأرضية؛ كرة التنس)تسديد الكرة
half- prefixprefix: Added to front of word stem--for example, unsaid = un+said. (relation through one parent) (أخ أو أخت)غير شقيق
 For example: Half-brother
half-back,
halfback,
half back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(American football position) (خطة في الملعب)خط الوسط
half-back,
halfback,
half back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(American football player)لاعب خط الوسط
half-back,
halfback,
half back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(rugby position: fly-half) (في لعبة الرڤبي)خطة خط الوسط
half-back,
halfback,
half back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(rugby player: fly-half) (في لعبة الرڤبي)لاعب خط الوسط
half-back,
halfback,
half back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(rugby position: scrum-half)الترجمة غير متوفرة
half-back,
halfback,
half back
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(rugby player: scrum-half)الترجمة غير متوفرة
half-baked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (badly thought out)غير مدروس أو مهيّأ
half-blooded,
US: half-blood
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(sibling: with one parent in common)من جنس مختلطِ
half-blooded,
US: half-blood
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(animal: of mixed breed)مهجن
half-breed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. pejorative, offensive (child of mixed-race parents)طفل هجين
ملاحظة: Refers especially to the child of a Native American and a white person
half-brother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (male sibling by one parent)أخ غير شقيق
 My half-brother and I have different fathers.
half-caste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated, offensive (person of mixed race)شخص نغل، شخص هجين
half-caste adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." dated, offensive (of mixed race)نغل، هجين
half-crown,
half-a-crown
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
historical (former British coin) (عملة بريطانية سابقة)شلنان ونصف الشلن
half-cut adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK, slang (drunk)سكران، ثمل
 You can't drive! You're half-cut.
half-hour n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (lasting 30 minutes) (30 دقيقة)لمدة نصف ساعة
 I go for a half-hour run every morning.
half-length,
half length
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(portrait: waist up) (صورة نصفية)نصفي
ملاحظة: hyphen omitted when term follows a noun
half-length,
half length
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(boots, trousers: to mid thigh)متوسط الطول
half-life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (time radioactivity decreases by half)عمر النصف للفاعلية الإشعاعية
 The half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years.
half-life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (time taken for [sth] to decrease by half)عمر النصف
 Uranium-238 has a half-life of about 4.47 billion years.
half-life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (finance: time taken for half of principal to be repaid)فترة سداد النصف الأوّل
 The time taken to repay half the mortgage debt is referred to here as the half-life of the mortgage.
half-marathon nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (running: 13-mile footrace) (العدو ل 13 ميل)نصف الماراثون
 He won the marathon in 2 hours 15 minutes, but I took longer than that for a half-marathon.
half-mast nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (flag position: low)تنكيس العلم
half-pipe,
half pipe
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(skate-boarding, skiing)تزلج نصف الأنبوب
half-price advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a 50% reduction in cost)بنصف السعر
 I bought this dress half-price in the sale.
half-price adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (offered for sale at a 50% reduction)معروض للبيع بنصف السعر
 Alice always looks out for half-price items in the supermarket.
half-sister nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (female sibling by one parent)أخت من أم أو أب (غير شقيقة)
 My half-sister's 15 years younger than me.
half-time adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (taking place midway though sports match) (ال مباريات الرياضيّة)استراحة ما بين الشّوطين
half-track nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vehicle)عربة نصف مجنزرة
 A half-track is a cross between a tank and a road vehicle.
half-truth nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (partial lie)نصف الحقيقة
half-volley [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (tennis: return ball after it bounces) (مباشرة بعد ارتطامه بالأرضية؛ كرة التنس)سدد شيئا
half-volley viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (tennis ball: return after it bounces) (كرة التنس المردودة فور اصطدامها بالأرض)سدّد
half-wit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. insult (stupid person) (شخص احمق او ابله)طائش
 Harry is a real half-wit.
in half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into two equal parts)مناصفة
 After the divorce their assets were divided in half.
more than half exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (greater than 50%)أكثر من النصف
 You were supposed to share the sweets equally but you have given him more than half.
Not half! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" UK, slang (emphatic)إلى حد كبير
  ليس على الإطلاق
one half,
1/2
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(fraction: 50 per cent) (50 بالمائة)النصف
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Collocations: the [first, second] half of the [movie, game, book], (only) half as [long, heavy, much] as, [run, walk, exercise] for half an hour, more...

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