1. melancholy a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
  2. half dollar a United States coin worth half of a dollar
  3. half-hour a half of an hour
  4. half-holiday a day on which half is free from work or duty
  5. half-slip undergarment worn under a skirt
  6. half sole shoe sole extending from the shank to the toe
  7. alveolar pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs
  8. half-yearly occurring or payable twice each year
  9. half-hourly occurring ever half hour
  10. half door an exterior door divided in two horizontally
  11. half-sister a sister who has only one parent in common with you
  12. half-life the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)
  13. half-seas-over British informal for `intoxicated'
  14. hell-for-leather at breakneck speed
  15. scholar a learned person
  16. shall-flower cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes
  17. half gainer a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board
  18. hog cholera highly infectious virus disease of swine
  19. half volley a tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces
  20. half blood one of siblings who have only one parent in common