Halves is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand halves (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use halves in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of halves, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of halves, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - Plural of half.
EXAMPLES - Halves in a Sentence
- "Shelling on the halves is our most popular program. (source)
- "The halves is the biggest area with Cooper not there," said Bellamy. (source)
- The disparity in halves hasn't escaped the coaching staff's attention. (source)
- At the fifth body lying there, in two neat halves, Gem said, "Wait a minute." (source)
- Put egg and Canadian bacon between English muffin halves and serve with fruit. (source)
- Hmmm, if the veggie patty "halves" the guilt, how much is there in their normal burger? (source)
- If something happens so that their wealth halves, that's going to change their lifestyle. (source)
- And having BPD, it's difficult for me at times to separate the two "halves" of online journaling. (source)
- "But you could see their goals came at the beginning of the halves, which is a big sign of youth." (source)
- The power for these two "halves" remains separate, independently adjustable in your motherboard's BIOS. (source)
- Jin-qua put his hand into his sleeve pocket and brought out eight coin halves and put them on the table. (source)
- Because my brain halves are at war with each other for dominance? on 30 Oct 2007 at 8: 33 am Therese Walsh (source)
- In fact, "Machete" was first glimpsed as a coming-attractions trailer between the two halves of Grindhouse. (source)
- As the sun rose higher, Duncan ripped his pajama trousers in halves and fashioned them into two rude turbans. (source)
- Everything else: Split the season in two "halves": The 5-0 start, and the 1-5 stretch over the past six games. (source)
- Caron wanted to design a town center that would bring together the black and white halves of a divided village. (source)
- Under the hood, a WList or RWList is divided into two parts or "halves": the mutable part and the immutable part. (source)
- If the cucumber is thick at one end, consider cutting just the end in halves or even quarters before slicing thin. (source)
- We need to get rid of peasants working on halves [sharecropping where the farmer gives half of his produce to the landowner]. (source)
- But they have lost three experienced centre-halves from their squad, and done nothing to address their painful vulnerability in goal. (source)
- Ludwick's second halves are pretty impressive (career .281/40/151), so he could just be the protection that A-Gon needs in the lineup. (source)
- The borderline between these two halves is the fall equinox, when the day and night, the masculine and feminine, are equal and balanced. (source)
- The growing divide between the euro zone's Northern and Southern halves exposes what some economists see as the currency area's fatal flaw (source)
- The game of two halves which is the fourth leg of the Volvo round the world race turned into a survival game for the crew of Green Dragon today. (source)
- The fact that the game's action is almost entirely split into these two separate halves wouldn't be a problem if either were especially interesting. (source)
- For an added treat, while that is cooking get a package of crescent rolls, slice a package of hot dogs in halves and make yourself some Wiener wraps! (source)
- He roughly divided the gold in halves, caching one half on a prominent ledge, wrapped in a piece of blanket, and returning the other half to the sack. (source)
- It's more typical, especially when construction was booming, for occasional and isolated outages to affect individual subdivisions or "halves" of towns. (source)
- "halves" to this performance-often intercut within the narrative-and these can be neatly labeled as the pre-accident Sanjay and the post-accident Sanjay. (source)
- A number of others also work for us on "halves" -- that is, we provide the land, furnish the seeds, tools, mules, feed the mules, and equally divide whatever is raised. (source)
- She lengthens her legs down the mattress, sets the four muffin halves side by side on the white cloth napkin that he's unfolded for her, lain over her thighs like a tablecloth. (source)
- In the last fifty years of worldwide economic changes and growth, there hasn't been a single country which had had rousing success without the help of both halves of the populous. (source)
- Each of the Russian and English "halves" has two sections: the first comprises the alphabetically ordered listing of the "intensificands," each of which constitutes a dictionary entry. (source)
- Gnostic teachers, who in their flourishing time were as thick as thistle-downs in summer, conceived of man as consisting of two "halves" which corresponded with two totally different world-orders. (source)
- The second is the fact Jarrod Mullen and Kurt Gidley are cementing a key partnership in the halves, which is only three games old but has all the hallmarks of keeping the Knights "alive" for September. (source)
- Herbie ate a double chicken vindaloo with dry vegetable curry, washed down with twelve halves of lager and they left him in St John's Wood crying curses on all who criticized the works of Gustav Mahler. (source)
- Upon graduation, he managed to combine the two halves, joining a Chicago law firm, teaching at the University of Chicago, writing a book and working the streets to register Chicago voters all at the same time. (source)
- Every eight weeks and I just stick the tube in my horse's mouth and give it to her in "halves" part of the tube, wait for her to swallow and then give her the rest of the tube to make sure she gets the full dosage. (source)
- I was interested and moved by Kerstin's doctor's account of her awakening and first words, and by another of her doctor's description of how time, for the two "halves" of the fritzl family seems to move at different speeds. (source)
- The Machete character first appeared in what most people assumed was a mock trailer for the film, which was shown between the two halves of Grindhouse, Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 hommage to exploitation movies of the 1970s. (source)
- I unbolted and opened both halves of the vacant box next door and, grabbing the groggy Surtees by the back of his collar and by his belt, half ran him, half flung him into the space, closing both halves of the door and slapping home the bolts. (source)
- Negotiations on the necessary capital of a Palestinian state, Jerusalem, as well as transport links between the two "halves" of that state, the West Bank and Gaza, will have to wait until the Fatah leadership takes back control of Gaza from Hamas on terms acceptable to Israel. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "halves" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 6 synonyms for halves.
bisection, division, fifty percent, fraction, hemisphere, moiety
We have 1 antonym for halves.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (hăvz, hävz)
View up to 25 definitions of halves from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Plural of half.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Plural form of half.
- (verb) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of halve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) pl. of half.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Plural of half.