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Definitions of semi

  1. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A prefix denoting one-half or partly; used with words derived from Latin roots; the corresponding Greek prefix is hemi. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Prefix denoting half. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Half; partly; as, semiannual; semicircle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A Latin prefix, signifying half. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A common prefix, signifying half; half of; in part; partially; the compounds of semi are for the most part easily understood, if the meaning of the latter part is known; a hyphen is usually placed after semi. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. in composition, universally signifies ‘half ;’ both in French and English. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  11. =L semi- half- attached to any English wd as living pref. (cf. bi-, di, demi-, hemi); the more established or illustrative wds are given alphabetically w. reff. to the following numbered senses: 1. the half of (-circle); 2. on one of two sides (-detached), in one of two directions (-infinite), in some particular (-vowel); 3. little more or better than (-barbarism); 4. rather less than (-official), in low degree (-civilized), not quite deserving the description (-smile); 5. imperfect (ly) (-bull, -double); 6. occurring, published, &c., each half- or twice in a- (-annual; cf. Bi-1e): s.-annual (ly) 6; s.-barbarian, -barbarism, 3; semibreve 1, whole note or time occupied by it (see BREVE); s.-bull 5, issued by Pope after election& before coronation with one side of seal left blank; s.-centennial 6, occurring &c. every fifty years; s.-chorus 1, half or part of choir, passage performed by it; s.-circle, -circular a., 1, (amounting to, arranged as or in, shaped like) half of a circle or of its circumference, set of objects ranged in or object forming a s.-c., instrument for measuring angles; semicolon 4, punctuation-mark (;) now used as the chief stop (the colon being mostly reserved for special uses) of intermediate value between comma& full-stop; s.-cylinder, -cylindrical, 1, (of, forming, &c.) half of a cylinder cut longitudinally; s.-demisemiquaver 1; s.-detached 2, (of house) joined to another by party-wall on one side only; s.-dome 1, 4, half-dome formed by vertical section, part of structure more or less resembling dome; s.-double 5 (bot.), having outer stamens only converted to petals; s.-fluid a. & n. 4, viscous (fluid); s.-fused 5; s.-infidel 3; s.-infinite 2, limited in one direction& stretching to infinity in the other; semilunar 1, 4, halfmoon-shaped, crescent-shaped, (esp. in anat. names, as s.-l. bone, cartilage, fold, fossa, lobe, valve); s.-monthly 6; s.-mute a. & n. 3, (person) practically dumb owing to (esp. congenital) deafness; s.-official (ly) 4, esp. of communications made to newspapers by official with stipulation that they shall not be formally attributed to him; s.-plume 2, feather with firm stem but downy web; s.-precious 4, of stones; semiquaver mus. 1, note with double-hooked shaft; s.-smile 4; semitone mus. 1. interval approximately equal to half a tone on the scale (CHROMATIC s.-t.; diatonic s.-t., between 7th& 8th note of major scale); s.-transparent 4; s.-tropical 4, (as) of regions bordering on the tropics; s.-tubular 1, shaped like half a tube cut longitudinally; s.-uncial 5, between uncial& minuscule; semivowel, -vocal a., 2, sound, or letter representing it, intermediate between vowel& consonant (e.g. y, w), consonant that is not mute (e.g. l, m, z); s.-weekly 6. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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