Pronunciation: (hav, häv), [key]
—v.t., halved, halv•ing.
1. to divide into two equal parts.
2. to share equally: to halve one's rations with a stranger.
3. to reduce to half.
4. Golf.to play (a hole, round, or match) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
5. halve together, to join (two pieces of wood) by cutting from one, at the place of joining, a portion fitting to that left solid in the other.
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