having or expressing some hope
[haf-ouuh r, -ou-er, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈaʊər, -ˈaʊ ər, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a period of 30 minutes. 2. the midpoint between the hours: The clock struck on the half-hour. adjective 3. of, relating to, or consisting of a half-hour: half-hour programs. noun 1. 2. early 15c., from half + hour. Related: Half-hourly.
[haf-ouuh r-lee, -ou-er-, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈaʊər li, -ˈaʊ ər-, ˈhɑf-/ adjective 1. (def 3). 2. occurring every : a halfhourly interruption. adverb 3. at intervals: The bell rang halfhourly.
[hyoo-muh n or, often, yoo‐] /ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu‐/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people: human frailty. 2. consisting of people: the human race. 3. of or relating to the social aspect of people: human affairs. 4. sympathetic; : a warmly human understanding. noun 5. a . […]
noun 1. a watch with a hinged lid in which a small circular opening or crystal allows the approximate time to be read See hunter (sense 5)