ADJ. first, second | last, latter in the latter half of the nineteenth century | top, upper | bottom, lower the lower half of the window | front | back, rear the rear half of the car | left, right the left half of the brain | northern, western, etc. the northern half of the country
PREP. by a ~ Costs rose by a half. | in ~ We divided the money in half. | in the … ~ He played well in the second half of the match. | ~ of the first half of the concert Over a half of all accidents happen in the home.
PHRASES about/almost/at least/over a half Over a half of all the people interviewed said they were disappointed in the government. | half and half We split the work half and half. | one/two/three, etc. and a half She's four and a half years old now.