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All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence.
Karl Philipp Moritz

Meaning of "halfpenny" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HALFPENNY

halfpenny  [ˈheɪpnɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HALFPENNY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Halfpenny is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HALFPENNY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Half penny

Halfpenny, half penny, or ha'penny may refer to: Coins: ▪ Halfpenny ▪ Halfpenny ▪ Halfpenny ▪ Halfpenny ▪ Halfpenny ▪ New Zealand half penny coin ▪ The St. Patrick halfpenny, 17th century ▪ Scottish halfpenny coin, pre-Union ▪ Half cent Other: ▪ Halfpenny ▪ Ha'penny, by Jo Walton ▪ Ha'penny Bridge, over the Liffey in Dublin ▪ Halfpenny Bridge, over the Thames in Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England ▪ Halfpenny Gate, village in County Down, Northern Ireland ▪ Halfpenny Rose Red, a postage stamp from the reign of Queen Victoria.

Definition of halfpenny in the English dictionary

The first definition of halfpenny in the dictionary is Also called: half, -pennies. a small British coin worth half a new penny, withdrawn from circulation in 1985. Other definition of halfpenny is -pennies. an old British coin worth half an old penny. Halfpenny is also -pence. the sum represented by half a penny.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HALFPENNY


ha´penny
ˈheɪpnɪ
jeepney
ˈdʒiːpnɪ
stepney
ˈstɛpnɪ
thrupenny
ˈθrʌpnɪ
thruppenny
ˈθrʌpnɪ
tuppenny-ha´penny
ˈtʌpənɪˈheɪpnɪ
twopenny-halfpenny
ˈtʌpənɪˈheɪpnɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HALFPENNY

half-yearly
halfa
halfback
halfbeak
halfen
halfendeale
halfling
halfness
halfpence
halfpennies
halfpennyworth
halftone
halfway
halfway hostel
halfway house
halfway line
halfwit
halfwitted
halfwittedly
halfwittedness

WORDS THAT END LIKE HALFPENNY

a bad penny
a pretty penny
catchpenny
eightpenny
fivepenny
fourpenny
jenny
lickpenny
new penny
penny
pinchpenny
scrapepenny
sixpenny
spend a penny
tenpenny
threepenny
truepenny
tuppenny
twalpenny
two a penny
twopenny

Synonyms and antonyms of halfpenny in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «halfpenny» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HALFPENNY

Find out the translation of halfpenny to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of halfpenny from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «halfpenny» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

半便士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

halfpenny
570 millions of speakers

English

halfpenny
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

halfpenny
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من Halfpenny
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полпенни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

halfpenny
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আধ-পেনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Halfpenny
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

halber Penny
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

半ペニー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반 페니 동전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Halfpenny
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồng một xu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹால்ஃப்பெனி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अर्धे पेनी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yarım peni
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mezzo penny
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

halfpenny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

півпенні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Halfpenny
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ημιπέννιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

halfpennie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

öre
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Halfpenny
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of halfpenny

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HALFPENNY»

The term «halfpenny» is regularly used and occupies the 91.999 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HALFPENNY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about halfpenny

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QUOTES WITH «HALFPENNY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word halfpenny.
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Karl Philipp Moritz
All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HALFPENNY»

Discover the use of halfpenny in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to halfpenny and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Winter: An Ecological Handbook
This guide to various aspects of winter includes stresses of cold temperatures on animals, plants and people, coping behaviours and mechanisms, the forces of winter and the human perception and experience of the season.
James C. Halfpenny, Roy Ozanne, 1989
2
A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in Western America
Guide to identifying mammals in North America through tracking, and using this information in understanding their behavior.
James C. Halfpenny, 1986
3
Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild
" An unprecedented portrait of individual wolves and wolf packs and astonishing new information about the wolves. This book sets a new standard for wolf photography and natural history.
James C. Halfpenny, 2003
4
Halfpenny Field
Jessie Price is young and beautiful, and has travelled the drovers' roads from South Wales to London's Smithfield Market.
Iris Gower, 2011
5
Funism: The New Religion
The hilarious tale of a gambler who dreams he diedin a mysterious car crash and faces judgment day in apoker tournament with Vishnu, Moses, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed.
Richard T. Halfpenny, 2012
6
The Halfpenny Hymn Book for Special Services
18. L. M. ' Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, With light and comfort from above ; Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide ; O'er every thought and step preside. The light of truth to us d'splaly, And make us know and love by way ; Plant holy ...
‎1865
7
The Halfpenny Hymn Book for Revival Services, Sunday ...
'1 Morgan & Chase's Publications. Pries 1a., Foolscap Bvo, with Portrait on Steel. The Life of Richard Whet/ver, the Conoorted Collier. By R. C.- MoaoAN. 17” Revival -' A Weekly Su/mmaryo Events connected with the present Revival of ...
‎1861
8
The History of the County of Derby
2. Ob. William Brunt— Rev. in Ashburne, 1071 (W B.) 3. Ob. William Froggat ( arms) — Rev. in Ashburne, 100*. 4. Ob. Daniel Mosley — Rev. in Aehburne, 1001) (DM.) ft. Ob. Richard Watson (arms} — Rev. in Ashburne, 1003 (his halfpenny.) 6.
Stephen Glover, Thomas Noble, 1829
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HNAI Long Beach Signature Auction Catalog #384
1795 ASYLUM Edge Liberty And Security Halfpenny 475 1795 Washington Liberty & Security Halfpenny, ASYLUM Edge MS62 Brown PCGS. Baker-31A. A rare variety of this popular Washington issue, much more elusive than the usually  ...
Mark Van Winkle, Brian Koller, James L. Halperin (editor), 2005
10
Coin Collecting For Dummies
1793. ship. halfpenny. The British token manufacturer who made the 1791 Washington large eagle cent didn't cry too much after losing the contract to make coins for America — he simply struck more tokens and sold them to collectors.
Neil S. Berman, Ron Guth, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HALFPENNY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term halfpenny is used in the context of the following news items.
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World Cup glory starts in Alps for Warren Gatland's Wales hopefuls …
At 2,250m, even the most diligent trainers such as Sam Warburton and Leigh Halfpenny struggle to catch their breath just climbing the steps of ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Acocks Green's Avalon Hotel plans described as 'recipe for disaster …
But speaking on behalf of the developer planning agent Peter Halfpenny said that they want to provide a property for 'professional or ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
3
Phil Vickery's World Cup watch: full-back | The Rugby Paper
With England and Australia in the pool, Warren Gatland will be hoping Halfpenny brings his best kicking boots to the party like he did for the ... «The Rugby Paper, Jul 15»
4
Dragon Oil passes six-figure production milestone - Proactive …
Dragon Oil shares were up a halfpenny at 727.5p in the first hour of trading. The company is currently subject to a takeover offer worth 750p per share from the ... «Proactive Investors UK, Jul 15»
5
Celebrities turn out in force for Red Bull Soapbox Race / Sunday World
... was joined by some 20,000 spectators at the wacky event, which was also attended by rugby player Dylan Hartley and TV star Jill Halfpenny. «Sunday World, Jul 15»
6
Humans episode 5 review: Engrossing TV that poses profound …
Another relationship torn apart by a synth is that of policeman Pete Drummond and his wife Jill (played by Neil Maskell and Jill Halfpenny ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
7
British & Irish Lions face two Tests at Eden Park on 2017 New …
Leigh Halfpenny, with ball, helped the British & Irish Lions to beat Australia on the last Lions tour in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Halfpenny makes every charter trip a special event
NEWTON - Growing up fishing the Juniata River, Jason Halfpenny says there issomething special about a day on the water - no matter what ... «Lewistown Sentinel, Jul 15»
9
Halfpenny Technologies Sees Rapid Acceleration of Need for Real …
BUSINESS WIRE)--Halfpenny Technologies announced today the significant expansion of their clinical data exchange services, capitalizing on ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
10
Five arrested as Upper Darby cops lead Meth raids in Drexel Hill
John McCauley, 45, and Margaret Guinan, 43, both of the 3800 block of Berkley Avenue and Charles Halfpenny, 36, of the 3900 block of ... «Main Line, Jul 15»

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