What does the word Halves mean?

Usage examples for Halves

  1. Both halves of the book, in which ever since the wedding at Delft he had written a succession of verses to Maria, lay in his hand. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The bullet struck his right hand, taking the middle finger off at the root, and then striking the gun in the middle of the lock plate, it cut it completely in halves as though it had been divided by a blow with an axe. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  3. They were aware that Arulai's " marks" were likely to be emphatic, for Arulai never does things by halves. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael