Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

halves

[havz, hahvz] /hævz, hɑvz/
noun
1.
plural of half.
Idioms
2.
by halves,
  1. incompletely or partially:
    to do things by halves.
  2. halfheartedly:
    better not at all than by halves.
3.
go halves, to share equally; divide evenly.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for go halves
Historical Examples
Idioms and Phrases with go halves

go halves

Also,go fifty-fifty. Share equally. For example, Ann suggested that they go halves on the rent, or The brothers are going fifty-fifty in their new business. The first term dates from the late 1600s, the variant from the early 1900s.

halves

also see under:
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for go halves

Word Value for go

3
4
Scrabble Words With Friends