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Definition of the adjective halfway

What does halfway mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. equally distant from the extremes
  2. at a point midway between two extremes
  3. including only half or a portion

Definition of the adverb halfway

What does halfway mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. at half the distance; at the middle
    • example: he was halfway down the ladder when he fell
    • synonym of halfway: midway

Alternative definition of the adverb halfway


  1. Half of the way between two points; midway.


  1. Halfway is a small town in Baker County, Oregon, United States. This town took its name from the location of its post office, on the Alexander Stalker ranch, half way between Pine and Cornucopia. The population was 288 at the 2010 census.
  2. Halfway is a village in Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 173 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Halfway is a census-designated place in Washington County, Maryland, United States. The population was 10,065 at the 2000 census. It is named for being halfway between Hagerstown and Williamsport. As a major suburb of Hagerstown, Maryland, Halfway is part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  4. Halfway is a small, unincorporated hamlet in Fauquier County, Virginia, running along State Route 626, known as Halfway Road. The hamlet is named so for its equidistant location between Middleburg and The Plains. It is home to a local vineyard and winery, and carries The Plains' ZIP Code of 20189.
  5. Halfway is a hamlet in the civil parish of Welford in the English county of Berkshire. It is located in the district of West Berkshire and the Newbury parliamentary constituency. It is called halfway because it is situated half way between Newbury and Hungerford on the A4 road. It also so called as it is halfway between London and Bristol.
  6. Halfway is a former Rochester Industrial and Rapid Transit Railway station located in Rochester, New York. It was closed in 1956 along with the rest of the line.
  7. Halfway a.k.a. Halfway, Allen County, Kentucky: Halfway is an unincorporated community in Allen County, Kentucky, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Halfway Pond, Halfway house, Halfway River, Halfway-House and Halfway Houses.


  1. "HALFWAY" is a composition.
  2. "Halfway" is a composition.
  3. "Halfway" is a musical album of Red Carpet.
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"Halfway" is a film.

Phrases with Halfway

  1. Halfway house
  2. Halfway Decent
  3. meet halfway

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Halfway

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Google previewDictionary of American Penology (1996)

by Vergil L. Williams

Halfway houses for ex-inmates have been called "decompression chambers' ' because they provide an intermediate step between the highly regimented atmosphere of the traditional prison and the freedom of parole. The inmate's transition ...

Google previewInnamincka Words: Yandruwandha dictionary and stories (2015)

marnayi in front Marnanhi Meminie Creek marnathunga tomorrow # Yw, = marripathi, ngaranhina nhukadani marnda halfway • Thawalapurra milimani nhunu Tibuparanguda, nga thudathawanga ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

a halfway house a compromise between two extreme propositions or positions: a figurative use of physical meanings denoting buildings, e.g. an inn or hotel halfway through a journey, or a hostel at which former residents of medical or ...

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

Halfway houses typically work to prepare individuals to move from institutionalized settings to becoming able to function...

Google previewA Dictionary of Altitudes in the United States (1891)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

Y Haley, Ind Haley, Tenn Half Monnd, Kans Halfway, Colo Halfway , Va Halfway Honse, Nev . Halifax, N. C Halifax, Pa Halifax, Vt., chnrch Hallback, ...

Google previewTelegraphic Dictionary of the United States Navy (1868)

Prepared by Authority of the Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, by Thornton Alexander Jenkins

Halfway Island. 9 Habeeba Islands. 2 Halfway Reef. 5070 Habile, Mount.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

British informal, dated 6 The expression originally meant literally 'halfway across the sea', hence implying a condition halfway between sobriety and drunkenness. have half a mind to do something: see MIND. hell's half acre: see HELL. how ...

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Quotes about Halfway

The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but that we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway. (Bernard Avishai)
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Scrabble value of H4A1L1F4W4A1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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