halfway

[haf-wey, hahf-]
adverb
1.
to half the distance; to midpoint: The rope reaches only halfway.
2.
almost; nearly; just about: He halfway surrendered to their demands.
adjective
3.
midway, as between two places or points.
4.
going to or covering only half or part of the full extent: halfway measures.
Idioms
5.
meet halfway, to compromise with; give in partially to: They didn't comply with all our demands, but met us halfway on the more important points.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English half wei. See half, way

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To halfway
Collins
World English Dictionary
halfway (ˌhɑːfˈweɪ)
 
adv, —adj
1.  at or to half the distance; at or to the middle
2.  in or of an incomplete manner or nature
3.  meet halfway to compromise with

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Idioms & Phrases

halfway

see go halfway.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Astronomers estimate the merger is now about halfway complete, as the cores of
  the two galaxies have not yet met.
It fired a contractor halfway through the job when the building was past due.
And each game had four randomly-inserted ads: two halfway through, two at
  game's end.
We could see it nine billion light-years away, more than halfway across the
  observable universe.
Idioms & Phrases
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature