[haf-mast, hahf-mahst] /ˈhæfˈmæst, ˈhɑfˈmɑst/
a position approximately halfway between the top of a mast, staff, etc., and its base.
verb (used with object)
to place (a flag) at half-mast, as a mark of respect for the dead or as a signal of distress.
the lower than normal position to which a flag is lowered on a mast as a sign of mourning or distress
(transitive) to put (a flag) in this position
1620s, from half + mast (n.1).
[ment] /mɛnt/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of 1 . /mɛnt/ verb 1. the past tense and past participle of mean1 past participle of mean (v.).
[haf-mahy-ler, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈmaɪ lər, ˈhɑf-/ noun, Informal. 1. a race. 2. a runner who participates or specializes in such a race. noun 1. a runner who specializes in running races over half a mile or a similar metric distance
[haf-mahyl, hahf‐] /ˈhæfˈmaɪl, ˈhɑf‐/ noun 1. a half of a mile (0.8 kilometer). 2. a race of half a mile. adjective 3. measuring or running half a mile. noun 1.
noun 1. 2. a short period of time; moment: I’ll be a half-minute