halve

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  • verb

Synonyms for halve

cut in half

Synonyms

  • cut in half
  • reduce by fifty per cent
  • decrease by fifty per cent
  • lessen by fifty per cent

split in two

Synonyms

  • split in two
  • cut in half
  • bisect
  • divide in two
  • share equally
  • divide equally

Words related to halve

divide by two

References in classic literature ?
What beauty, then, or what proportion of the parts to the whole, or of the whole to the parts, can there be in a book or fable where a lad of sixteen cuts down a giant as tall as a tower and makes two halves of him as if he was an almond cake?
It hurled itself against the fleshy mass, passing through from one part to the other, leaving behind it two quivering halves of the animal.
Now Neptune had gone off to the Ethiopians, who are at the world's end, and lie in two halves, the one looking West and the other East.
In the present instance she saw this truth only by halves, and that, too, in its most commonplace aspect, as will appear by the remark she made on the occasion.
I say ostrich because the creature, though it ran on two legs, appeared to help its progress by working a pair of short wings; it was a man, however, only his coat, ripped up the back and flapping in two halves above his shoulders, gave him that weird and fowl-like appearance.
But the son of scheming Saturn endowed you by halves only.
While one person is performing this operation, another takes a ripe cocoanut, and breaking it in halves, which they also do very cleverly, proceeds to grate the juicy meat into fine particles.