"halves" in the noun sense
1. one-half, half
one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
"half a loaf"
"half an hour"
"a century and one half"
one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
"halves" in the verb sense
divide by two divide into halves
"Halve the cake"
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