One can perhaps tolerate the views expressed on Tuesday night in semi demented, rich old uncles.
But the second semi, between Germany and Spain should be yet another too-close-to-call classic.
It carries enough goods in a year to fill literally millions of semi trucks.
It's strange to hear a senator talk about his semi, but Tester's not alone.
Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a semi peeled baby plantain.
And semi Dono retorned from Miaco, unto which place he accompanied the king when he went up.
Clearly these should only be planted in wild and semi–wild places.
But he sent me word he medled not in the matter, it belonging unto semi Dono and not to hym.
He would have been quite content to go on in the old, semi- detached fashion, with not a thought for her.
semi can give him the former, and over the latter our future journey lies.
before vowels sem-, word-forming element meaning "half, part, partly; partial, imperfect; twice," from Latin semi- "half," from PIE *semi- "half" (cf. Sanskrit sami "half," Greek hemi- "half," Old English sam-, Gothic sami- "half").
Old English cognate sam- was used in such compounds as samhal "poor health," literally "half-whole;" samsoden "half-cooked," figuratively "stupid" (cf. half-baked); samcucu "half-dead," literally "half-alive;" and the last survivor of the group, sandblind "dim-sighted" (q.v.). Common in Latin (e.g. semi-gravis "half-drunk," semi-hora "half hour," semi-mortuus "half-dead," semi-nudus "half-naked," semi-vir "half-man, hermaphrodite"). The Latin-derived form in English has been active in forming native words since 15c.
Partial; partially: semiconscious.
Resembling or having some of the characteristics of: semilunar.
A prefix that means "half," (as in semicircle, half a circle) or "partly, somewhat, less than fully," (as in semiconscious, partly conscious).