extremely cold: the half-frozen, but still conscious boy
(of food, ice, etc) partially defrosted
noun, Diving. 1. a dive in which the diver takes off facing forward and performs a backward half-somersault, entering the water headfirst and facing the springboard. noun 1. a type of dive in which the diver completes a half backward somersault to enter the water headfirst facing the diving board Compare gainer
adjective 1. (of a vessel, place, etc) holding or containing half its capacity
[haf-gal-uh n, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈgæl ən, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. a half of a gallon, equal to 2 quarts (1.9 liters). adjective 2. holding or consisting of two quarts.
[haf-glas-iz, hahf-glah-siz] /ˈhæfˌglæs ɪz, ˈhɑfˌglɑ sɪz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. a pair of eyeglasses, often shaped like the lower half of regular eyeglasses, containing lenses to aid in reading and not suitable for distance vision.