Definitions and meaning of semi
The prefix semi- (from Latin) used as a noun.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɛmi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛmi/, /ˈsemaɪ/
- Rhymes: -ɛmi
- Hyphenation: semi
semi (plural semis)
- (UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, informal) A semi-detached house.
- 2008, Elliott Placks, quoted in Helen Isbister, Morris Bryant, Property, Career FAQs, Australia, page 40,
- I′m selling two side-by-side semis that are currently under construction, a waterfront apartment and a house in Rose Bay.
- 2008, Barry Goodchild, Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods: Planning and the Residential Landscapes of Modern Britain, page 52,
- The smaller semis of the 1920s and 1930s were closely related to the three bedroom pre-1919 narrow fronted terraces, at least to the larger pre-1919 terraces.
- (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, US) A semitrailer; a tractor-trailer; an eighteen-wheeler; an artic.
- 2011, Eamonn Duff, Schapelle Corby: The Untold Story Behind Her Ill-Fated Drug Run, Allen & Unwin, Australia, unnumbered page,
- All night we couldn′t hear each other speak because of the sound of semis changing gear to get over the hill.
- (informal) A semifinal.
- (slang) A partial erection.
- 2010, Mickey Erlach, Video Boys (page 158)
- The twink got a semi just from that look.
- EMIs, ESMI, IMEs, MSIE, Meis, Sime, eSIM, mise
From semo + -i.
- IPA(key): [ˈsemi]
- Rhymes: -emi
- Hyphenation: se‧mi
semi (present semas, past semis, future semos, conditional semus, volitive semu)
- (intransitive) to sow
- IPA(key): /ˈsemi/, [ˈs̠e̞mi]
- Rhymes: -emi
- Syllabification: se‧mi
semi (comparative semimpi, superlative semein) (predicative only)
- (colloquial) okay, not bad, not good
semi (not comparable) (attributive only)
- (colloquial) sort of, kind of, pretty
- Synonyms: aika, jokseenkin, melko
Semantic loan from English semi.
- (colloquial) partial tumescence, semi-erection
- Synonym: puolierektio
- plural of seme
- Rōmaji transcription of せみ
- Rōmaji transcription of セミ
- third-person active present subjunctive of semja
- first-person singular present/imperative active of seti (“to sleep”)
- plural of usemi
- Clipping of semifinal.
- masculine plural of semo
- SEMESTER, (Latin) a period of six months; esp. a term in a college or university which divides the year into two terms.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)