[haf-lengkth, -length, -lenth, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlɛŋkθ, -ˌlɛŋθ, -ˌlɛnθ, ˈhɑf-/
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.
of half the complete length or height.
(of a portrait) showing only the body from the waist up and including the hands
of half the entire or original length
a half-length portrait
- 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
[haf-beek, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌbik, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. any of several marine fishes of the family Hemiramphidae, having a greatly elongated lower jaw. /ˈhɑːfˌbiːk/ noun 1. any marine and freshwater teleost fish of the tropical and subtropical family Hemiramphidae, having an elongated body with a short upper jaw and a long protruding lower jaw