Picture vs Half - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between picture and half

is that picture is a representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc while half is one of two usually roughly equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; — sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.

As verbs the difference between picture and half

is that picture is to represent in or with a picture while half is to halve.

As an adjective half is

consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%).

As an adverb half is

in two equal parts or to an equal degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly.

As a preposition half is

a half-hour after, thirty minutes after (used with the number of the hour).

picture

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
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  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out.. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author= , volume=100, issue=2, page=106, magazine=(w) , title= Pixels or Perish , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • An image; a representation as in the imagination.
  • *(Samuel Taylor Coleridge) (1772-1834)
  • *:My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture . I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *2007 , The Workers' Republic
  • *:Prior to seeing him and meeting him, and hearing him speak, I had conjured up a picture' of him in my mind, which actual contact with him proved to be an illusion. I had conceived of him.
  • A painting.
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures , mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • A photograph.
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  • (label) A motion picture.
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  • ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment).
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  • A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
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  • The art of painting; representation by painting.
  • *Sir (Henry Wotton) (1568-1639)
  • *:any well-expressed imageeither in picture or sculpture
  • A figure; a model.
  • *(James Howell) (c.1594–1666)
  • *:the young king's picture in virgin wax
  • Synonyms

    * (representation as in the imagination) image

    Derived terms

    * out of the picture * picture-perfect * picture postcard * (as) pretty as a picture * the big picture * picturesque * picture framing

    Verb

    (pictur)
  • To represent in or with a picture.
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  • To imagine or envision.
  • * 1967 , ,
  • Picture yourself on a boat on a river / With tangerine trees and marmalade skies,
  • To depict.
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    Noun

    (f)
  • half

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%).
  • a half''' bushel''; ''a '''half''' hour''; ''a '''half''' dollar''; ''a '''half view
  • Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect.
  • a half''' dream''; '''''half knowledge
  • * :
  • Assumed from thence a half consent.
  • (of a sibling) Having one parent (rather than two) in common.
  • A (half brother) or (half sister)
  • Related through one common grandparent or ancestor rather than two.
  • A (half uncle) or (half aunt) or (half cousin)
  • (UK, time) Half an hour after the time given; half past.
  • We went to bed at half ten.

    Usage notes

    * The adjective and noun are often united to form a compound.

    Synonyms

    * hemi-, semi-, demi-

    Derived terms

    * half ape * half back * half bent * half binding * half boarder * half-breadth plan * half brother * half cadence * half cap * half cock * half cocked * half hitch * half hose * half-life * Half Life * half measure * half-moon * half note * half page * half pay * half price * half round * half shift * half sister * half step * half tide * half time * half tint * half truth * half year

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In two equal parts or to an equal degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly
  • half'''-colored''; '''''half''' done''; '''''half'''-hearted''; '''''half''' persuaded''; '''''half conscious
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  • Half' loth and ' half consenting.
  • * Nehemiah 13:24 :
  • Their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod.

    Noun

    (halves)
  • One of two usually roughly equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; — sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
  • You don't know the half of it.
  • * (rfdate), :
  • Not half his riches known, and yet despised.
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  • A friendship so complete Portioned in halves between us
  • # (sports) One of the two opposite parts of the playing field of various sports, in which each starts the game.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 16, author=Ben Dirs, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 83-7 Japan, work=BBC Sport citation
  • , passage=However, the hosts hit back and hit back hard, first replacement hooker Andrew Hore sliding over, then Williams careering out of his own half and leaving several defenders for dead before flipping the ball to Nonu to finish off a scintillating move.}}
  • Half of a standard measure; frequently used (British) for half a pint of beer or cider.
  • * 1968 (British), John Braine, The Crying Game , Houghton Mifflin, p. 11,
  • He came back with a pint of Guinness for me and a half of bitter for Wendy.
  • * 1974 (British), James Herriot, All Things Bright and Beautiful , St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312020309,
  • I accepted a half of bitter from him.
  • * 2006 (British), Bill Appleton, Wide Boy , Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie, ISBN 1843862530, p. 168,
  • I went to the bar where I bought a pint and two large brandies. ... "Not brandy," she replied, "but I could use a long drink - maybe a half of lager."
  • The fraction obtained by dividing 1 by 2.
  • Three-quarters minus a quarter is a half .
  • (obsolete) part; side; behalf
  • * (rfdate), Wyclif
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  • The four halves of the house

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * better half * by halves * cry halves * go halves * half a loaf is better than none * half and half * in half * in one's half * know the half of * not half * not half bad * other half * too clever by half

    Verb

  • To halve.
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • a half-hour after, thirty minutes after (used with the number of the hour)
  • half one — half past one, 1:30

    See also

    * half-

    References

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