Meaning of half-yearly in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɑːfˈjəːli/

Translate half-yearly into Spanish


  • 1Done or occurring once every six months.

    ‘the loan was to be repaid by 80 half-yearly instalments’
    • ‘the store's half-yearly clearance sale’
    • ‘Interest would be paid half-yearly on January 30 and July 30, each year.’
    • ‘The first half-yearly general meeting of the company was held at its office in King William Street, Adelaide on 27 July 1866.’
    • ‘But he had actually paid in half-yearly instalments and handed over the first £660 in May, with the second payment not due until next month.’
    • ‘Many of them were residents who paid by half-yearly instalments, who were told for some reason that their monthly instalments were in arrears.’
    • ‘Instead of two yearly examinations, we now have four half-yearly examinations (20 papers plus a dissertation and internal assessment).’
    • ‘I've had a look at the Northern Territory Treasury's half-yearly review of the fiscal situation, and I've uncovered from that, that there's three major policy initiatives since the last budget.’
    • ‘The Enterprise Strategy Group's recommendations included setting up a steering group that would meet at least four times a year and provide input for a half-yearly Cabinet meeting dedicated to enterprise policy.’
    • ‘A spokesman of the Finance Department said the loan would have an interest rate of 6.35 per cent per annum to be paid half-yearly on January 30 and July 30 each year.’
    • ‘All that the villagers are expected to do is to make a recurring deposit of Rs.10 per month so that they could avail themselves of the benefit of half-yearly compound interest and obtain up to Rs.750 at the end of five years.’
    • ‘This morning I visited the vampire at the Health Centre to leave a blood sample for my half-yearly tests: cholesterol, blood sugar, PSA and whatever else.’
    • ‘These bonds have a tenure of five years offering 6.6 per cent returns payable on a half-yearly basis: on October 1 and April 1.’
    • ‘There is a £10 half-yearly account maintenance charge.’
    • ‘Shareholders will be paid a full-year dividend of 36 to 40 cents, or a half-yearly dividend of 27 cents.’
    • ‘For many years, these overdrafts were sufficiently low to be paid off as soon as he received his half-yearly salary from Christ Church.’
    • ‘The students of Padma Seshadri said their half-yearly exams last year were postponed to facilitate their participation in the talent fair.’
    • ‘Media buyers are pushing for more regular audits, saying the current half-yearly audits are too infrequent.’
    • ‘This was part of a half-yearly exercise to assess the level of preparedness of the agencies concerned in meeting an oil spill.’
    • ‘After the first term, new books containing the half-yearly and annual portions would be supplied to the kids.’
    • ‘I had my last half-yearly evaluation done today and it got me thinking - again.’
    • ‘In its half-yearly regional update, the World Bank said average growth in the East Asia region will fall to 4.6% in 2001 from 7.3% last year.’
    1. 1.1Relating to half a financial year.
      ‘half-yearly sales’
      • ‘From next year, unlisted, publicly issued companies will be required by law to disclose half-yearly and quarterly financial reports, both of which will have to be audited.’
      • ‘The interim results for the six month period to February 29 of this year showed a 28 per cent fall in half-yearly pre-tax profits from about £91 million to £65 million.’
      • ‘Hilton is expected to post half-yearly pre-tax profits of between £165m and £175m, compared with £110m last time.’
      • ‘Cigarette group Gallaher is tipped to report half-yearly pre-tax profits of £257m over last year's £241m on Wednesday.’
      • ‘Norco chairman, Greg McNamara, congratulated management and staff on an outstanding half-yearly result.’


  • Once every six months.

    • ‘the interest will be paid half-yearly in June and December’