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semis

[sey-mis, see-] /ˈseɪ mɪs, ˈsi-/
noun
1.
a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.
Origin of semis
< Latin sēmis, apparently equivalent to sēmi- semi- + as as2

semi

[sem-ee, sem-ahy] /ˈsɛm i, ˈsɛm aɪ/
noun, Informal.
1.
semitrailer (def 1).
2.
Often, semis. semifinal (def 3).
Origin
by shortening
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  • If I wanted money, if she had earned an as, she gave me a semis.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • And what commas they wielded, what colons, what semis, what stops!

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • There Foch (whose headquarters were at semis, twenty-two miles nearer Paris) awaited them in his special train.

    Foch the Man

    Clara E. Laughlin
  • The twelth part of an acre was called Uncia and half a foot, semis, &c.

British Dictionary definitions for semis

semi

/ˈsɛmɪ/
noun (pl) semis
1.
(Brit) a semidetached house
2.
short for semifinal
3.
(US & Canadian, Austral & NZ) short for semitrailer
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