halfway

When you're halfway, you're at the middle point of something. If you pause to catch your breath halfway up a hill, you still have half the hill left to climb.

You can make it halfway along a marathon route, or 13 miles, and you can also make it halfway through your book before you fall asleep. You might only make it halfway through an enormous slice of cake, or halfway through math class before you start to nod off. A halfway house, originally an inn between two cities, but today it's a place where released criminals or recovered addicts can live while they get back on their feet.

Primary Meanings of halfway

1.
advadj
at half the distance; at the middle
equally distant from the extremes
2.
adj
including only half or a portion
Full Definitions of halfway
1

adv at half the distance; at the middle

“he was halfway down the ladder when he fell”
Synonyms:
midway

adj equally distant from the extremes

Synonyms:
center, middle, midway
central
in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

adj at a point midway between two extremes

“at the halfway mark”
Synonyms:
intermediate
lying between two extremes in time or space or state
2

adj including only half or a portion

halfway measures”
Synonyms:
fractional
constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

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