[suh-men-yey; French suh-me-nyey]

noun, plural se·mai·niers [suh-men-yeyz; French suh-me-nyey] /səˈmɛn yeɪz; French sə mɛˈnyeɪ/. French Furniture.

a chest of the 18th century having seven long drawers: originally meant to hold a week's supply of clothing.

Nearby words

  1. selye,
  2. selznick,
  3. selznick, david o.,
  4. sem,
  5. sem.,
  6. semaise,
  7. semang,
  8. semanteme,
  9. semantic,
  10. semantic differential

Origin of semainier

< French, equivalent to semaine week < Late Latin septimāna, noun use of feminine of Latin septimānus of seven (derivative of septem seven; see -an) + French -ier -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019