noun, plural halutzim
[Sephardic Hebrew khah-loo-tseem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-loo-tsim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ luˈtsim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈlu tsɪm/ (Show IPA). Hebrew.
a person who immigrates to Israel to establish or join a settlement for accomplishing tasks, as clearing the land or planting trees, that are necessary to future development of the country.
/xɑˈlʊts; English hɑːˈlʊts/
a variant spelling of chalutz
[hahl-vah, hahl-vah] /hɑlˈvɑ, ˈhɑl vɑ/ noun 1. a sweet, candylike confection of Turkish origin, consisting chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey. /ˈhælvɑː/ noun 1. an Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian sweetmeat made of honey and containing sesame seeds, nuts, rose water, saffron, etc
[hav, hahv] /hæv, hɑv/ verb (used with object), halved, halving. 1. to divide into two equal parts. 2. to share equally: to halve one’s rations with a stranger. 3. to reduce to half. 4. Golf. to play (a hole, round, or match) in the same number of strokes as one’s opponent. Idioms 5. halve together, […]
[hav-erz, hah-verz] /ˈhæv ərz, ˈhɑ vərz/ plural noun, Midland and Southern U.S. 1. halves: Let’s go halvers on anything we find.
plural noun an arrangement, design, etc. in which anything is divided in half Examples halvsies on the salad Word Origin 1960s Usage Note informal noun One half of what is indicated, esp as an equal share: She found it, but I claimed halvsies because I did most of the work (1960s+) Related Terms go halfies […]