Dictionary » H » Half

Half

Half

in an equal part or degree; in some pa appromating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-coloured, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious. Half loth and half consenting. Their children spoke halfin the speech of Ashdod. (Neh. Xiii. 24)

1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

The adjective and noun are often united to form a compound.

2. Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge. Assumed from thence a half consent. (Tennyson) half ape, a middle or intermediate tint, as in drawing or painting. See Demitint. Half truth, a statement only partially true, or which gives only a part of the truth. Half year, the space of six moths; one term of a school when there are two terms in a year.

Origin: as. Healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to os, OFries, & D. Half, g. Halb, Sw. Half, dan. Halv, Icel. Halfr, goth. Halbs. Cf. Halve, Behalf.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... that most of Africa is in the tropics, and except for the peaks of mountains in the Great Rift Valley, it never freezes. The continent's northern half is primarily desert or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. Whenn ...

See entire post
by CandyTon
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:37 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
Replies: 35
Views: 254843

Re: holographic origin of life

... not at all. Well, at least my arguments are falsifiable... I think a very crucial question is this: If every life form suddenly disappeared from half the earth, what would happen? Would life eventually overcome this problem and re-expand to cover everything and how quickly or will it rather disappear? ...

See entire post
by minasole
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
Replies: 15
Views: 27521

separation problem with GelRed

... The recommended amount for ladders and samples of known concentration is 50-200 ng/lane. If the concentration is unknown, try loading one half or one third of the usual amount of DNA. 2. Reduce the amount of GelRed. Try using 0.5X instead of 1X final concentration of GelRed. 3. Pour a ...

See entire post
by Biotium
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: separation problem with GelRed
Replies: 12
Views: 19655

The influence of area on the number of species

... but I think you get that. I take it what your struggling to get your head around is the fact that only 10% of the area could still support half of the original species? It is just a generalization, so don't take it as gospel. I think it works because as area increases the number of niches ...

See entire post
by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:12 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The influence of area on the number of species
Replies: 7
Views: 5386

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... (Cmax) and area under the concentration curve (AUC) values of the four components exhibited dose-proportional PK. The estimated plasma half-life of all four components was 2 to 5 hours. The safety of the two combinations and the PK of the four components were similar, regardless of ...

See entire post
by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 12754
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 4,546 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link