semifinal


1semi·fi·nal

adjective \-ˈfī-nəl\

Definition of SEMIFINAL

1
:  being next to the last in an elimination tournament
2
:  of or participating in a semifinal

First Known Use of SEMIFINAL

1884

Rhymes with SEMIFINAL

2semi·fi·nal

noun \ˈse-mē-ˌfī-nəl, ˈse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

: either one of two matches, games, or contests to decide which people or teams will be in the final part of a competition (such as a series of races or a tennis tournament)

Full Definition of SEMIFINAL

1
:  a semifinal match
2
:  a semifinal round
semi·fi·nal·ist \ˌse-mē-ˈfī-nəl-ist, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\ noun

First Known Use of SEMIFINAL

1895

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