semi

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See also: ṣemi, şemî, semi-, -semi, and семи

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The prefix semi- (from Latin) used as a noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

semi (plural semis)

  1. (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.
  2. (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, US) A semi-trailer; a tractor-trailer; an eighteen-wheeler; an artic.
    • 1967, Tommy Faile (lyrics and music), “Phantom 309”, performed by Red Sovine:
      I was hungry an' freezin' an' done caught a chill / When the lights of a big semi topped the hill
    • 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.
  3. (informal) A semifinal.
  4. (slang) A partial erection.
    • 2010, Mickey Erlach, Video Boys (page 158)
      The twink got a semi just from that look.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From semo +‎ -i.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsemi]
  • Rhymes: -emi
  • Hyphenation: se‧mi

Verb[edit]

semi (present semas, past semis, future semos, conditional semus, volitive semu)

  1. (intransitive) to sow

Conjugation[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsemi/, [ˈs̠e̞mi]
  • Rhymes: -emi
  • Syllabification: se‧mi

Etymology 1[edit]

See semi-.

Adjective[edit]

semi (comparative semimpi, superlative semein) (predicative only)

  1. (colloquial) okay, not bad, not good
    No se esitys oli aika semi.Well, the show was just okay

Adverb[edit]

semi (not comparable) (attributive only)

  1. (colloquial) sort of, kind of, pretty
    Synonyms: aika, jokseenkin, melko
    semi ookoopretty okay
    semi paskakind of shit
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Semantic loan from English semi.

Noun[edit]

semi

  1. (colloquial) partial tumescence, semi-erection
    Synonym: puolierektio
Declension[edit]
Inflection of semi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative semi semit
genitive semin semien
partitive semiä semejä
illative semiin semeihin
singular plural
nominative semi semit
accusative nom. semi semit
gen. semin
genitive semin semien
partitive semiä semejä
inessive semissä semeissä
elative semistä semeistä
illative semiin semeihin
adessive semillä semeillä
ablative semiltä semeiltä
allative semille semeille
essive seminä semeinä
translative semiksi semeiksi
instructive semein
abessive semittä semeittä
comitative semeineen
Possessive forms of semi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person semini semimme
2nd person semisi seminne
3rd person seminsä

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay semi (shoot, sprout).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [səˈmi]
  • Hyphenation: sê‧mi

Noun[edit]

sêmi (first-person possessive semiku, second-person possessive semimu, third-person possessive seminya)

  1. shoot, sprout
    Synonyms: taruk, tunas
  2. (dialect) sprouting

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Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

semi m

  1. plural of seme

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

semi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せみ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of セミ

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

semi

  1. Alternative form of semen (to sort out)

Old Norse[edit]

Verb[edit]

semi

  1. third-person active present subjunctive of semja

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

semi

  1. first-person singular present/imperative active of seti (to sleep)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ellipsis of semifinal.

Noun[edit]

semi f (plural semis)

  1. (colloquial) semifinal, semi-final
    Synonym: semifinal
    • 2022 March 19, Alberto Rubio, “El Chelsea se mete en semis de FA Cup y manda un 'aviso' al Real Madrid”, in Marca[1]:
    • 2022 March 16, Aimara G. Gil, “El Barcelona sigue intratable y se mete en semis con otra goleada”, in As[2]:
    • 2021 August 19, Lautaro Tiburzio, “No habrá cuarteto de brasileños en semis: Barcelona eliminó a Fluminense”, in Bolavip[3]:

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

semi

  1. plural of usemi

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

semi c

  1. Clipping of semifinal.

Declension[edit]

Declension of semi 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative semi semin semifinaler semifinalerna
Genitive semis semins semifinalers semifinalernas

Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

semi

  1. masculine plural of semo