1. a period of 6 months

      the campaign lasted nearly a half-year

    2. ( as modifier )

      a half-year break

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He pled guilty to manslaughter charges and received a two-and-a-half-year sentence.

When he was in meetings during the first half-year and staffers would hit the Bush team, Gates wondered, “Am I invisible?”

The paper said: Nine-and-a-half-year-old Blade had spine and hip trouble that meant he faced being put down for medical reasons.

How did Jesse Jackson Jr. ended up with a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence?

“I am a big fan of General Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, now at the two-and-a-half-year mark in that job,” he says.

But there was little comparative danger for Eric, so long as he continued to be a home-boarder, which was for another half-year.

To-day's the day when the divvydins (God bless 'em) is paid; and me and Mrs. S. went for our half-year's inkem.

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

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

One request the trustees growled vigorously over, which was that the new sextons should be paid in advance for a half-year's work.