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halfway (adv.)

also half-way, Old English healfweg; see half + way (n.). Halfway house originally was a common name for inns midway between cities or stages.

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Definitions of halfway
1
halfway (adj.)
equally distant from the extremes;
Synonyms: center / middle / midway
halfway (adj.)
at a point midway between two extremes;
at the halfway mark
halfway (adj.)
including only half or a portion;
halfway measures
2
halfway (adv.)
at half the distance; at the middle;
he was halfway down the ladder when he fell
Synonyms: midway
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