[ sem-ee-di-tacht, sem-ahy- ]

  1. partly detached.

  2. 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

Other words from semidetached

  • sem·i·de·tach·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use semidetached in a sentence

  • The walls were formerly lined with marble, and had semi-detached marble pillars, the bases of which still remain.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • She was wearied with petty responsibilities, and what she called semi-detached duties.

  • From the shadows a shadowy man semi-detached himself, lifted his hat, and motioned her to an open door.

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
  • That academic period built at Chartres merely the semi-detached chapel of St. Piat, to which a stair ascends from the ambulatory.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The imagination may find its treasures in Tyre and Sidon or in an alley off a back street, or even in a semi-detached villa.

British Dictionary definitions for semidetached


/ (ˌsɛmɪdɪˈtætʃt) /

    • (of a building) joined to another on one side by a common wall

    • (as noun): they live in a suburban semidetached

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