Murders in the City of Angels have fallen by about half in the last 10 years: no small feat for such a big city.A half pint : He ordered a half of ale.

As a result, training squadronscalled Formal Training Units (FTU)are being staffed with less than half the people they need.Barely, somewhat, partially ; sort.

Adjective being one of two equal or approximately equal parts of a divisible whole: a half quart.Ridda healf "two and a half literally "half third." The construction in two and a half, etc., is first recorded.1200.Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.