verb (used with object), halved, halv·ing.
Origin of halve
Examples from the Web for halve
The company is shedding 5,400 of its 63,500 employees and taking a number of charges that will halve its quarterly profits.American Express Charges Backward, Laying Off 5,400|Daniel Gross|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Halve that again, just because the numbers seem so absurd, and vampires are worth $62.5 million each October.
Cut and halve the ends of plate the same length as sill, and nail to corner posts.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
Now, do 'ee take the flask; halve it, and gi'e me the rest;—or take it all, if thee dost veel qualmish.Three Courses and a Dessert|Anonymous
Do you think I would go through this labour if you were not to halve the success?My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It didn't so much matter that he was here to halve my triumph.Seven Men|Max Beerbohm
Come judge ye between us;Halve ye the hoardAs seems to you just!The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie|Richard Wagner
British Dictionary definitions for halve
Word Origin for halve
Word Origin and History for halve
c.1200, halfen "to divide in halves;" see half. Meaning "to reduce by half" is from c.1400. Related: Halved; halving.