semi meaning

[ 'semi ] Pronunciation:   "semi" in a sentence
  • Noun: semi  semI
    1. One of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
      - semifinal, semi-final 
    2. A truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
      - trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry 
    3. A trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle
      - semitrailer [N. Amer], trailer
    Prefix: semi-
    1. Half 
    2. Partly, to some degree, partly similar
      "semi-homemade"; "semi-intelligent thoughts"
      - quasi-

    Derived forms: semis

    Type of: lorry [Brit], match, motortruck [N. Amer], trailer, truck

    Part of: elimination tournament

    Encyclopedia: Semi


  • [British slang]
    Noun. A half erect penis; abb. of semi-erection. [1990s]

  • [Computer]
    /se'mee/ or /se'mi:/ A spoken abbreviation for semicolon.

    "Commands to grind are prefixed by semi semi star" means that the prefix is ";;*", not 1/4 of a star.


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