Definition of Half-strained

Half-strained a. means: Half-bred; imperfect.

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Half-strained a. means: Half-bred; imperfect.

Meaning of Half-strained

Half-strained (a.) means: Half-bred; imperfect.

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Half-strained (a.): Half-bred; imperfect.

Half (adv.): In an equal part or degree; in some pa/ appro/mating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.

Half (a.): Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

Strained (a.): Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.

Half (a.): Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.

Strained (a.): Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained.

Tension (a.): The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx.

Half-cracked (a.): Half-demented; half-witted.

Semirecondite (a.): Half hidden or half covered; said of the head of an insect when half covered by the shield of the thorax.

Hemihedral (a.): Having half of the similar parts of a crystals, instead of all; consisting of half the planes which full symmetry would require, as when a cube has planes only on half of its eight solid angles, or one plane out of a pair on each of its edges; or as in the case of a tetrahedron, which is hemihedral to an octahedron, it being contained under four of the planes of an octahedron.

Hemitrope (a.): Half turned round; half inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure.

Half-and-half (n.): A mixture of two malt liquors, esp. porter and ale, in about equal parts.

Half blood (n.): A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.

Hippogriff (n.): A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin.

Half-port (n.): One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.

Sagittary (n.): A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.

Faun (n.): A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.

Semiquartile (n.): An aspect of the planets when distant from each other the half of a quadrant, or forty-five degrees, or one sign and a half.

Griffon (n.): A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.

Minotaur (n.): A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by Daedalus in Crete.

En (n.): Half an em, that is, half of the unit of space in measuring printed matter. See Em.

Semicircle (n.): A body in the form of half of a circle, or half of a circumference.

Portague (n.): A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling.

Centaur (n.): A fabulous being, represented as half man and half horse.

Squireen (n.): One who is half squire and half farmer; -- used humorously.

Hemitropous (a.): Turned half round; half inverted.

Echidna (n.): A monster, half maid and half serpent.

Half-hourly (a.): Done or happening at intervals of half an hour.

Sesquiduplicate (a.): Twice and a half as great (as another thing); having the ratio of two and a half to one.

Sesquialterate (a.): Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one.

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Meaning of unglued

unglued means: mentally confused and emotionally strained

Meaning of half, half a bar/half a sheet/half a nicker

half, half a bar/half a sheet/half a nicker means: ten shillings (10/-), from the 1900s, and to a lesser degree after decimalisation, fifty pence (50p), based on the earlier meanings of bar and sheet for a pound. Half is also used as a logical prefix for many slang words which mean a pound, to form a slang expresion for ten shillings and more recently fifty pence (50p), for example and most popularly, 'half a nicker', 'half a quid', etc. The use of the word 'half' alone to mean 50p seemingly never gaught on, unless anyone can confirm otherwise.

Meaning of swift half

swift half means: n a half pint of beer, had swiftly before departing. Although quite often it’s not really that. You might propose having a swift half with some people after work, when in reality you know that it probably won’t be just one swift half, it’ll be sixteen swift halves like last Wednesday, when Ernie ended up breaking his arm and you had sex with that homeless person.

Meaning of HALF

HALF means: Half is British slang for half of a pound sterling, ten shillings, fifty pence.

Meaning of charlie, half-charley

charlie, half-charley means: A house brick, or a half housebrick (half-charlie) Generally used when brick was used as a weapon e.g. "He threw a half-charlie at me!".

Meaning of CENTRE HALF

CENTRE HALF means: Centre half is British slang for a five playing card. Centre half is London Cockney rhyming slang for scarf.

Meaning of entre bromas y veras

entre bromas y veras means: half-joking(ly); half-serious(ly). (lit.: between jokes and truths)

Meaning of media naranja

media naranja means: better half; spouse, wife, partner. (lit.: half of an orange)

Meaning of fairy lady

fairy lady means: A lesbian who takes a passive role in sex. half-and-half.

Meaning of RIGHT HALF

RIGHT HALF means: Right half is British slang for a number four in a deck of playing cards.

Meaning of Ship's Bells

Ship's Bells means: The watches aboard ship change at 4, 8, and 12 around the clock. A watch lasts four hours and at each half hour during the watch, a bell is struck. For instance, at 12:30 a.m. there is one bell for the first half hour after midnight; at 1:00 a.m. there are two bells for the two half hours, and at 4:00 a.m. eight bells for the eight half hours passed. This sequence is repeated for each new watch. See Bells

Meaning of ONE AND HALF

ONE AND HALF means: One and half is London Cockney rhyming slang for scarf.

Meaning of Mermaid

Mermaid means: A mythical creature, half human and half fish.

Meaning of Suthun coffee

Suthun coffee means: Half regular beans, and half chicory

Meaning of WORKING HALF

WORKING HALF means: crack rock weighing half gram or more

Meaning of Suthun coffee

Suthun coffee means: Half regular beans, and half chicory

Meaning of Half Inch

Half Inch means: Pinch (steal). Someone's half-inched me pint!

Meaning of HALF PIECE

HALF PIECE means: half an ounce of heroin and cocaine

Meaning of Glass, half

Glass, half means: A half glass is a measurement of time equaling 30 minutes or one bell. 8 half turns (4 full turns) of the glass would equal 4 hours or 8 bells. It was usually a cabin boy's job to turn the glass. He did not want to fail in this duty. The punishment could be quite severe both officially and unofficially because the hour glass kept the ship's time and determined the work schedule.

Meaning of half-inch

half-inch means: Verb. To steal. Rhyming slang for 'pinch'. E.g."Yeah, I didn't have enough money so I half-inched it from my mum's purse." [1920s]

Meaning of Half-strained

Half-strained means: Half-bred; imperfect.

Meaning of Half

Half means: In an equal part or degree; in some pa/ appro/mating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.

Meaning of Half

Half means: Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.

Meaning of Strained

Strained means: Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.

Meaning of Half

Half means: Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.

Meaning of Strained

Strained means: Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained.

Meaning of Tension

Tension means: The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx.

Meaning of Half-cracked

Half-cracked means: Half-demented; half-witted.

Meaning of Semirecondite

Semirecondite means: Half hidden or half covered; said of the head of an insect when half covered by the shield of the thorax.

Meaning of Hemihedral

Hemihedral means: Having half of the similar parts of a crystals, instead of all; consisting of half the planes which full symmetry would require, as when a cube has planes only on half of its eight solid angles, or one plane out of a pair on each of its edges; or as in the case of a tetrahedron, which is hemihedral to an octahedron, it being contained under four of the planes of an octahedron.

Meaning of Hemitrope

Hemitrope means: Half turned round; half inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure.

Meaning of Half-and-half

Half-and-half means: A mixture of two malt liquors, esp. porter and ale, in about equal parts.

Meaning of Half blood

Half blood means: A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.

Meaning of Hippogriff

Hippogriff means: A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin.

Meaning of Half-port

Half-port means: One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Abdicate

Abdicate means: To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.

Meaning of Forepart

Forepart means: The part most advanced, or first in time or in place; the beginning.

Meaning of Strong

Strong means: Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants.

Meaning of Unearned

Unearned means: Not earned; not gained by labor or service.

Meaning of Yeomanry

Yeomanry means: The yeomanry cavalry.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of lid

lid means: [from the now obsolete practice of selling a measure of marijuana in a pipe tobacco tin] an ounce of marijuana, usually sold in a plastic bag

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get off means: a term that implies sexual arousal. 

Meaning of Scuss

Scuss means: Scarce.

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