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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

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

2. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together;
[syn: trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry, semi]

3. a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle;
[syn: semitrailer, semi]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Semi- \Sem"i-\ [L. semi; akin to Gr. ???, Skr. s[=a]mi-, AS. s[=a]m-, and prob. to E. same, from the division into two parts of the same size. Cf. Hemi-, Sandelend.] A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent. [1913 Webster] Note: The prefix semi is joined to another word either with the hyphen or without it. In this book the hyphen is omitted except before a capital letter; as, semiacid, semiaquatic, semi-Arian, semiaxis, semicalcareous. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

semi n 1: one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament [syn: semifinal, semi] 2: a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn: trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, rig, articulated lorry, semi] 3: a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle [syn: semitrailer, semi]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

semi /se'mee/, /se?mi:/ 1. n. Abbreviation for ?semicolon?, when speaking. ?Commands to grind are prefixed by semi-semi-star? means that the prefix is ;;*, not 1/4 of a star. 2. A prefix used with words such as ?immediately? as a qualifier. ?When is the system coming up?? ?Semi-immediately.? (That is, maybe not for an hour.) ?We did consider that possibility semi-seriously.? See also infinite.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

semi /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. [Jargon File] (1995-01-31)