a type of book binding consisting of a leather binding on the spine and, sometimes, the corners, with paper or cloth sides.
a type of half-binding in which the backs and corners of a book are bound in leather
[haf-lengkth, -length, -lenth, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlɛŋkθ, -ˌlɛŋθ, -ˌlɛnθ, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. something that is only half a full length or height, especially a portrait that shows only the upper half of the body, including the hands. adjective 2. of half the complete length or height. adjective 1. (of a portrait) showing only the body from the […]
- Half life period
[haf-lahyf, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlaɪf, ˈhɑf-/ noun, plural half-lives [haf-lahyvz, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlaɪvz, ˈhɑf-/ (Show IPA) 1. Physics. the time required for one the atoms of a given amount of a radioactive substance to disintegrate. 2. Also called biological half-life. Pharmacology. the time required for the activity of a substance taken into the body to lose one its […]
- Half bill
noun phrase Fifty dollars: Half an hour after I’d lent Reno the half bill, he was back uptown (1920s+)
[haf-lahyt, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlaɪt, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. light that is about half its customary brightness, or that is partially dimmed or obscured: the half-light of early dawn; a room in half-light. noun 1. a dim light, as at dawn or dusk