[haf-wey, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈweɪ, ˈhɑf-/
to half the distance; to midpoint:
The rope reaches only halfway.
almost; nearly; just about:
He halfway surrendered to their demands.
midway, as between two places or points.
going to or covering only half or part of the full extent:
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.
at or to half the distance; at or to the middle
in or of an incomplete manner or nature
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
noun 1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road. 2. any place considered as midway in a course. 3. a residence for former mental patients, convicts, or recovering drug users or alcoholics that serves as a transitional environment between confinement and the return to society. noun 1. a […]
noun 1. a loose boot extending to just above the ankle and usually worn under the trousers.
[hwahyt, wahyt] /ʰwaɪt, waɪt/ adjective, whiter, whitest. 1. of the color of pure snow, of the margins of this page, etc.; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light. 2. light or comparatively light in color. 3. (of human beings) belonging to a group marked by slight pigmentation of the skin, often […]
[half-wit, hahf-] /ˈhælfˌwɪt, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a person who is feeble-minded. 2. a person who is foolish or senseless; dunderhead. /ˈhɑːfˌwɪt/ noun 1. a feeble-minded person 2. a foolish or inane person n. 1670s, originally “a would-be wit whose abilities are mediocre;” sense of “simpleton” (one lacking all his wits) is first attested 1755. Half-wits […]