semiprivate

adjective semi·pri·vate \ ˌse-mē-ˈprī-vət , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semiprivate

:of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient

Examples of semiprivate in a Sentence

  1. a semiprivate room in a hospital

Recent Examples of semiprivate from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'semiprivate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of semiprivate

1876


SEMIPRIVATE Defined for English Language Learners

semiprivate

adjective

Definition of semiprivate for English Language Learners

  • : available to a small number of people : providing some but not complete privacy

  • : shared by two patients


Medical Dictionary

semiprivate

adjective semi·pri·vate \ -ˈprī-vət \

medical Definition of semiprivate

:of, receiving, or associated with hospital service giving a patient more privileges than a ward patient but fewer than a private patient
  • a semiprivate room

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up semiprivate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!