- plural of half.
- by halves,
- incompletely or partially: to do things by halves.
- halfheartedly: better not at all than by halves.
- go halves, to share equally; divide evenly.
Related Words for go halvesdivide, receive, distribute, experience, split, participate, apportion, allocate, accord, slice, divvy, deal, shift, ration, prorate, quota, yield, partition, administer, bestow
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.
see by halves; go halves. Also see under half.