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semi

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noun \ˈse-mē also -ˌmī\

Definition of semi

plural sem·is

chiefly British

  1. :  a semidetached house



Origin of semi

short for semidetached


First Known Use: 1912

Rhymes with semi

aby, agley, air-dry, Alai, ally, Altai, anti, apply, assai, awry, aye-aye, Bacchae, Baha'i, banzai, barfly, bee fly, Belgae, belie, bigeye, big lie, black eye, blackfly, black tie, blow-dry, blowby, blowfly, blue-sky, Bo Hai, bone-dry, bonsai, botfly, Brunei, buckeye, bugeye, bye-bye, canaille, catchfly, cat's-eye, Chennai, chess pie, Chiang Mai, cockeye, cockshy, come by, comply, cow pie, crane fly, cross-eye, deadeye, decry, deep-fry, deep-sky, deerfly, defy, Delphi, deny, descry, do by, dong quai, drip-dry, drop by, dry eye, dry fly, elhi, Eli, espy, face fly, firefly, fish-eye, flesh fly, flyby, fly high, forby, freeze-dry, frogeye, fruit fly, gadfly, gallfly, get by, GI, glass eye, go by, good-bye, greenfly, grisaille, gun-shy, Haggai, Hawkeye, heel fly, hereby, hi-fi, hog-tie, horn fly, horsefly, housefly, imply, jai alai, July, Karzai, Kasai, knee-high, lanai, Lanai, lay-by, lay by, Lehigh, let fly, Levi, lie by, magpie, mai tai, mao-tai, Masai, mayfly, medfly, mind's eye, Moirai, mooneye, Mumbai, my eye, nearby, necktie, nilgai, nisi, outbye, outcry, oxeye, pad thai, Panay, panfry, Parcae, piece-dye, pigsty, pinkeye, Po Hai, pop eye, pop fly, potpie, put by, Qinghai, quasi, rabbi, red-eye, rely, reply, rib eye, ride high, rocaille, rough-dry, run dry, Sakai, sand fly, sci-fi, screw eye, Sendai, serai, set by, shanghai, Shanghai, sheep's eye, shoofly, shut-eye, Sinai, sky-high, small-fry, stand by, standby, stir-fry, string tie, supply, swear by, terai, test-fly, thereby, tie-dye, titi, tongue-tie, Transkei, twist tie, two-ply, untie, vat dye, Versailles, walleye, well-nigh, whereby, whitefly, wild rye, wise guy


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semi

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noun \ˈse-ˌmī also -mē\

Definition of semi

plural sem·is



1942

First Known Use of semi

1942

Other Automotive Terms


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semi

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noun \same as 2\

Definition of semi

plural sem·is

  1. :  semifinal —often used in plural



1942

First Known Use of semi

1942


semi-

prefix \ˌse-mē, -ˌmī, -mi\

Simple Definition of semi-

  • : half

  • : happening twice during a particular period of time

  • : partly : not completely

Full Definition of semi-

  1. 1a :  precisely half of: (1) :  forming a bisection of <semidiameter> (2) :  being a usually vertically bisected form of (a specified architectural feature) <semidome> b :  half in quantity or value :  half of or occurring halfway through a specified period of time <semiannual> <semimonthly> — compare bi-

  2. 2 :  to some extent :  partly :  incompletely <semicivilized> <semi-independent> <semidry> — compare demi-, hemi-

  3. 3a :  partial :  incomplete <semiconsciousness> <semidarkness>b :  having some of the characteristics of <semiporcelain>c :  quasi- <semigovernmental> <semimonastic>

Origin of semi-

Middle English, from Latin; akin to Old High German sāmi- half, Greek hēmi-



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