Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[sem-ee-di-tacht, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i dɪˈtætʃt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
partly detached.
of or relating to a house joined by a party wall to another house or row of houses.
Origin of semidetached
First recorded in 1855-60; semi- + detached
Related forms
semidetachment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for semidetached
Historical Examples
  • The city is a coalition of semidetached groups, each of which has a unity of its own.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The jolt jerks up its passengers in the semidetached steerage.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • A greatly overgrown hoof may be quickly shortened with sharp nippers and the sole freed of semidetached flakes of horn.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for semidetached


  1. (of a building) joined to another on one side by a common wall
  2. (as noun): they live in a suburban semidetached
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for semidetached

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for semidetached

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for semidetached