[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,
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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):
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
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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
/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.