1. (of a vessel, place, etc) holding or containing half its capacity
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Example Sentences

At an important Ebola meeting on Capital Hill last week, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill was shocked to find it half-full.

Of course he would go for my mother—warm, friendly, with her Natalie Wood looks and her glass-half-full optimism.

Now he says, “There are two glasses, one half full, one half empty, and they stand side by side.”

A half-full plastic water bottle balances on the ledge below a dirty mesh curtain tied in a knot.

But Romney strikes me as a glass-half-full kind of guy, so let us not wallow in the negatives.

On the wash-stand a spangled white tulle hat lay drowning in a basin half full of water.

On the table was a basin half full of water, and the water was stained with streaks of blood.

It was half full of whiskey, and Charity shook her head; but Harney took the cup and put his lips to it.

And he gathered the clippings carefully in a wooden bowl that was already half full of bits of gold.

The yacht nearly broached to, while the next oncoming wave broke fairly aboard, filling the cockpit half-full of water.





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