1. a period of 6 monthsthe campaign lasted nearly a half-year
  2. (as modifier)a half-year break

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  • During the half-year since he had seen her June had been transformed.

    The Fighting Edge

    William MacLeod Raine

  • But as the half-year is nearly over, I suppose it will come soon.

    Janet's Love and Service

    Margaret M Robertson

  • We have had news of the landing of Bonaparte at least once a month this half-year past.

    The Bronze Eagle

    Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy

  • Into the half-year she has put a flattering success and a dismaying failure.

    Pharaoh's Broker

    Ellsworth Douglass

  • What will papa say if this half-year's report is as bad as the last?'

    Holiday Tales

    Florence Wilford