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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fifty percent)metà nf
 Half of eight is four.
 La metà di otto è quattro.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (one of two parts)metà nf
 Which half of the apple do you want?
 Quale metà della mela vuoi?
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sports: division of play)  (sport)tempo nm
 At the end of the first half, the score is even.
 Alla fine del primo tempo, il punteggio è pari.
half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (forming approximately fifty per cent)metà nf
 Half of the people agree with me.
 Metà della gente è d'accordo con me.
 
Additional Translations
half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (forming fifty per cent)metà nf
 All of these groups combined add up to half.
 Tutti questi gruppi messi insieme raggiungono la metà.
half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (incomplete)mezzo agg
 She gave him a half smile after he told the stupid joke.
 Gli fece un mezzo sorriso dopo quella battuta scema.
half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (partly)quasi avv
   (informale)mezzo avv
 I am half-ready to go.
 Sono quasi pronto per andare.
 * Bisogna cambiare questo divano, è mezzo rovinato.
half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (time: of hour, day)mezzo agg
 It took him half an hour to arrive.
 Ci ha messo mezz'ora ad arrivare.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (half a pint of beer)  (birra)piccolo agg
 Landlord, I'll have half a beer please.
 Barista, vorrei una birra piccola per favore.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (children's ticket)ridotto agg
 One and a half to Waterloo, please, driver.
 Autista, un biglietto intero e uno ridotto per Waterloo, per favore.
half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (soccer, etc.: position)mediano nm
 I prefer to play centre half, but my brother likes to be in goal.
 Io preferisco giocare come centromediano, ma a mio fratello piace stare in porta.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
be bent in half viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (person: be doubled over)piegarsi in due vrif
be bent in half viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (thing: be folded in two)essere piegato in due vi
below half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (under or less than 50 percent)sotto la metà, meno della metà avv
below half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (under or less than 50 percent of)minore della metà agg
better half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (partner or spouse)  (partner o consorte)compagno nm
by half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by 50 per cent)a metà avv
 Since I retired my income is down by half.
 Mi sembra corretto che i rischi siano divisi a metà.
by half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (by a great deal)di gran lunga avv
 Che spreco! Lui è di gran lunga troppo qualificato per questo lavoro.
centre half
US: center half
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (football: player position)mediano nm
centre half
US: center half
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (soccer: player position)mediano nm
 Per l'anno prossimo acquisteremo un mediano giovane.
fold in half vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bend over on itself, fold in two)piegarsi in due v rif
 The table folds in half to make it more portable.
 Il tagliere si piega in due.
half a chance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (the slightest opportunity)la minima possibilità nf
half a cup nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (measure of volume)  (volume)4 once nfpl
   (volume)118 ml nmpl
half a dozen
half-a-dozen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(six)mezza dozzina nf
Nota: hyphens used when term is an adj before a noun
half a liter
UK: half a litre
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (metric fluid measure)mezzo litro nm
half a second nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a very brief time)  (figurato: breve tempo)secondo, attimo, batter d'occhio nm
 Hold on, I'll be with you in half a second!
 Aspetta, sono da te in un secondo!
half after mezz'ora dopo le (ora)
half an hour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (30 minutes)mezz'ora nf
 It only takes me half an hour to get ready in the morning.
 La mattina riesco a prepararmi in mezz'ora solamente.
half as large as phrase (half the size of)grande la metà di
 The skull of this primitive human ancestor was nearly half as large as that of modern humans.
half as much adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (50 percent of)la metà di nf
half as much advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by 50 percent)al 50 per cento avv
half asleep adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (dopey, not alert)mezzo addormentato agg
half blind
half-blind
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
slang, figurative (drunk)accecato dal bere agg
  mezzo cieco agg
half block costruzione; edificio
half blood
half-blood
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
offensive (person of mixed race)mezzosangue nm
 People of mixed race might be pejoratively referred to as half bloods.
 Sua madre era un'inglese ma suo padre era un Sioux: per questo gli altri ragazzi lo deridevano chiamandolo "mezzosangue".
half blood
half-blood
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(animal of mixed breed)meticcio, bastardo nm
 That beautiful dog is a half blood.
 Quel bel cagnolino è un meticcio.
   (colloquiale, affettuoso)bastardino nm
half board nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lodging on bed and breakfast basis)mezza pensione nf
 We prefer half board to full board because it's less restrictive.
 Preferisco la mezza pensione alla pensione completa, così ho meno limiti.
half brother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (male sibling who shares one parent)fratellastro nm
 My half brother has a different father than I.
half cent mezzo centesimo
half circle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (semi-circle, crescent shape)semicerchio nm
 The teacher arranged the chairs in a half circle to better address all of the students directly.
 Il professore fece sistemare i banchi in semicerchio in modo da poter vedere in volto tutti gli studenti.
half court metà campo
half crown mezza corona
half dead adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (physically exhausted)  (stanco)mezzo morto, sfinito, esausto agg
 David continued the climb, although he was half dead from the effort; he had to make it to the top.
 Davide continuò la scalata pur essendo esausto. Si era imposto di arrivare alla vetta.
half dollar nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, Can (50-cent coin)mezzo dollaro nm
 It is rare to come across a half-dollar coin anymore.
 Oggi è raro imbattersi in monete da mezzo dollaro.
half hour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (half an hour, 30 minutes)mezz'ora nf
 I go for a half hour run every morning.
 Ogni mattina corro per mezz'ora,
half life emivita nf
half life periodo di dimezzamento
half line semiretta nf
half mask mezza maschera
half measure
half-measure
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
disapproving (incomplete attempt)mezze misure nfpl
 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.
 Non è più tempo di mezze misure: ormai serve un cambiamento radicale.
half mile nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (half a mile, 0.5 of a mile)mezzo miglio nm
 When I ran track in high school my favorite event was the half mile.
 Quando facevo corsa alle superiori, la mia lunghezza preferita era il mezzo miglio.
half nelson mezza nelson
half note minima nf
half past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (thirty minutes after (the hour))  (orario)e mezzo, e mezza
 School generally got over by half after three, but today was an exception!
 Di solito la scuola finisce alle tre e mezza, ma oggi è stata un'eccezione.
half past mezz'ora dopo le (ora)
half past four nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (time: four thirty)quattro e mezzo, quattro e mezza nfpl
 We will meet at the airport at half past four.
half past noon   (mezzogiorno e mezzo)mezza nf
half pay mezza paga
half pint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (liquid: 0.2 litres)  (volume)mezza pinta nf
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
half pint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (beer: smaller serving)  (alcolici)mezza pinta nf
half pint interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang, figurative (short person)  (colloquiale: persona bassa)tappo nm
half plane semipiano nm
half price
half-price
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(cost: 50% reduction)metà prezzo nf
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
half shell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (half of an oyster shell)valva di conchiglia, valva nf
 In Botticelli's famous painting, Venus is depicted rising from the sea on a half-shell.
 Nel famoso dipinto di Botticelli, Venere è rappresentata su una valva di conchiglia.
half sister nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (female sibling by one parent)sorellastra nf
 My half sister is 15 years younger than I am.
half size mezza misura
half space mezzo passo su una scala
half speed mezza velocità
half step semitono nm
half term
half-term
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(school, etc.: mid-trimester break)vacanze di metà trimestre nfpl
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 We're planning to spend a few days in Wales during half term.
 Per le vacanze di metà trimestre vorremmo trascorrere qualche giorno in Galles.
half time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport: break at mid point)  (sport, partite)primo tempo nm
 At half time the home team was winning easily.
 Alla fine del primo tempo la squadra di casa stava vincendo senza sforzo.
half title occhiello
half tone mezzatinta nf
half volley mezza volée
half year semestre nm
half-a-crown del valore di mezza corona
half-acre di mezzo acro
half-alive mezzo morto
half-and-half latte col 50% di panna
half-and-half metà e metà
half-Asian mezzo asiatico
half-asleep mezzo addormentato
half-assed stupido, sciocco, meschino
half-awake mezzo sveglio
half-back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (American football position)  (football USA)halfback nm
half-back nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (American football player)  (rugby)mediano nm
half-baked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (badly thought out)  (progetto, idea malfatti)raffazzonato, fatto a metà, improbabile, sbilenco, sgangherato agg
half-baked mezzo crudo, cotto a metà
half-blind mezzo cieco
half-blood di sangue misto
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)  (offensivo)mezzosangue, bastardo, meticcio nm
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)  (animale)bastardo agg
   (colloquiale, affettuoso)bastardino agg
 Davanti alla villa ho visto un bel cane bastardino.
half-board a mezza pensione
half-breed mezzo sangue nm
half-breed di sangue misto
half-brother da fratellastro
half-buried mezzo sepolto
half-calf libro antico per metà in pelle di vitello
half-cast meticcio nm
half-caste di sangue misto
half-cell di struttura che consiste di un elettrodo immersa in soluzione elettrolitica
half-cent da mezzo centesimo
half-centuries cinquanta punti messi a segno dallo stesso battitore in un periodo
half-century cinquanta punti messi a segno dallo stesso battitore in un periodo
half-closed   (mezzo chiuso)socchiuso adj
half-cocked a mezzo cane (posizione di sicura del grilletto)
half-completed completo a metà
half-conscious   (semiconscio)semicosciente adj
half-cooked cotto a metà
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