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semi

  1. n. one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament [syn: semifinal]

  2. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn: 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 [syn: semitrailer]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

semi

noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Phebus beat Stanford's Ania Blezynski in the semis.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Leicester won their semi against Gloucester 19-15.
▪ Outside, the once-respectable semis have crooked To Let signs and greying net curtains.
Wiktionary

semi

n. 1 (context UK Australia Canada English) A semi-detached house. 2 A semitrailer; a tractor-trailer; an eighteen-wheeler. 3 A semifinal. 4 (context slang English) A partial erection.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Usage examples of "semi".

They whizzed around a bend and there was a Bekins semi nearly blocking the whole highway and Trashcan put his hands over his face, prepared to make an immediate transition to the astral plane.

It took a minute or so, too, to realize this: a gradual movement of people had been going on, from both directions on Main Street, to the semi public square formed by the intersection of Hillyer and Main.

But Johnson said nothing, responding only for a semi- second with a look of contemptuous ingratitude.

Jeremiah like a Volkswagen that had been crunched longways between two semis.

Caesar and Aurelia stepped out up the Vicus ad Malum Punicum, the street which led to the temple of Quirinus on the Alta Semita.

They had to wait in the middle of the plaza while a big semi roared by them in second gear, followed closely by a propane truck.

Today was the day on which Slattery semi officially stopped giving a damn.

They believed there was a dismal empire in the earth where the rephaim, or ghosts of the dead, reposed forever in a state of semi sleep.

Everything was twilighty and in semi shadow The room was quite large, maybe 40 feet by 20.

He thought he caught a glimpse of Carson talking to two civilians up by the cab of one of the semis.

Only he advised him to station himself and his equipment outside the semi circle which demonstrated with ditch and wall the range of the dog's chain.

The effect is produced with a minimum of means: the human voice, droning or chanting in low registers, progressing by semi- and quarter-tones, and a small number of wind and percussion instruments - cymbals, bells, shawms, trumpets and drums -which made up the temple orchestra, but also had separate functions.

My own is a semi, and while I feel quite comfortable here in South Zone with all its high-tech amenities, I daresay I could survive in a reasonable environment given good soil and seed and some hand tools.

Non vedeva davanti a sé la testa di feto, bensì un volto che portava i segni di una vita dura, solchi di un'esistenza dove forse erano stati gettati i semi della saggezza.

Here, except in the twenty-five chapters of canonesses, which are a semi worldly rendezvous for poor young girls of noble birth, fervor, frugality, and usefulness are almost everywhere incontestable.