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Meaning of HALFWAY

Pronunciation:  'haf'wey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  at half the distance; at the middle; "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"
  2. [adj]  equally distant from the extremes
  3. [adj]  including only half or a portion; "halfway measures"
  4. [adj]  at a point midway between two extremes; "at the halfway mark"

HALFWAY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: center(a), central, fractional, intermediate, middle(a), midway, midway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Half"way`\, adv.
    In the middle; at half the distance; imperfectly; partially;
    as, he halfway yielded.
          Temples proud to meet their gods halfway. --Young.
  2. \Half"way`\, a.
    Equally distant from the extremes; situated at an
    intermediate point; midway.
    {Halfway covenant}, a practice among the Congregational
       churches of New England, between 1657 and 1662, of
       permitting baptized persons of moral life and orthodox
       faith to enjoy all the privileges of church membership,
       save the partaking of the Lord's Supper. They were also
       allowed to present their children for baptism.
    {Halfway house}, an inn or place of call midway on a journey.
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