Origin of semester
Examples from the Web for semester
I had been studying abroad in London, and came back to finish the semester at Tufts.
The trick, in any case, was repeated semester after semester.
According to his suit, Carleton would rotate four new boys into his home every semester.
During his spring semester at Duke University, senior Lewis McLeod was expelled for committing a sexual assault.The College Bro’s Burden: Consent and Assault Cast a Shadow on Sexy Times|Amy Zimmerman|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The exposure my client would have had in criminal court doesn't compare to a second semester senior getting expelled.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?|Emily Shire|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The opening of the second semester of the college year found Instructor Brenton busy with his classes.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
"We'll leave everything as it is until the end of this semester," continued the President.Molly Brown's Sophomore Days|Nell Speed
There's plenty of engineers, and more being graduated every semester.Waste Not, Want|Dave Dryfoos
In Wilbur, Washington, a scheme providing for a credit report for the semester is in successful operation.School Credit for Home Work|Lewis Raymond Alderman
The students of the present semester number fifteen hundred.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
Word Origin for semester
1827, from German Semester "half-year course in a university," from Latin semestris, in cursus semestris "course of six months," from semestris, semenstris "of six months, lasting six months, half-yearly, semi-annual," from sex "six" (see six) + mensis "month" (see moon (n.)). Related: Semestral; semestrial.