[haf-wey, hahf-]
to half the distance; to midpoint: The rope reaches only halfway.
almost; nearly; just about: He halfway surrendered to their demands.
midway, as between two places or points.
going to or covering only half or part of the full extent: halfway measures.
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.

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

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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

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see go halfway.

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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.
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