Halfway



[haf-wey, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈweɪ, ˈhɑf-/

adverb
1.
to half the distance; to midpoint:
The rope reaches only halfway.
2.
almost; nearly; just about:
He halfway surrendered to their demands.
adjective
3.
midway, as between two places or points.
4.
going to or covering only half or part of the full extent:
halfway measures.
Idioms
5.
meet halfway, to compromise with; give in partially to:
They didn’t comply with all our demands, but met us halfway on the more important points.
/ˌhɑːfˈweɪ/
adverb, adjective
1.
at or to half the distance; at or to the middle
2.
in or of an incomplete manner or nature
3.
meet halfway, to compromise with

also half-way, Old English healfweg; see half + way. Halfway house originally was a common name for inns midway between cities or stages.
see: go halfway

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