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Topic: HOUSE

Sense: 1
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: semi-detached
Sense: 2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: semi-final
Sense: 3
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: semi-trailer

semi

noun
     
sem‧i plural semis [countable]
1 British English informalDHH a semi-detached house:
a three-bedroomed semi
2 informalDS a semi-final
3 American English a very large heavy truck consisting of two connected parts, which carries goods over long distances [= articulated lorry British English]
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