Haver vs Halver - What's the difference?
As a verb haver
As a noun halver is
a fisherman who places a net to catch fish in the retreating tide.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(British) To hem and haw
* 1988 , , Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 154
(Scotland), Usually haiver . To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter; talking nonsense; to babble
* 1988 ,
- This didn't seem at all unlikely, but when I none the less havered , he insisted that his 'Egyptian fortune-teller' had confirmed it.
* 2004 James Campbell, "Boswell and Mrs. Miller", in The Genius of Language (ed. Wendy Lesser), page 194
- And if I haver''', yeah I know I’m gonna be / I’m gonna be the man who’s '''havering to you.
- She havers on about her "faither" and "mirra" and the "wee wean," her child, and "hoo i wiz glaiket but bonny forby."
(UK, Scotland, dialect) The cereal oats.
One who has, possesses etc.
* 1608 ,
- It is held / That valour is the chiefest virtue, and / Most dignifies the haver : if it be, / The man I speak of cannot in the world / Be singly counterpoised.
a fisherman who places a net to catch fish in the retreating tide
(pluralonly) sharing]] in [[half, halves
- Let's go halvers on the tab tonight.
* 1816 :like a Scotch schoolboy when he finds anything, "Nae halvers and quarters--hale o' mine ain and 'nane o' my neighbour's." — Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary, Vol.2, 1816