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


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 formssem·i·de·tach·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for semidetached

Historical Examples of semidetached

  • The city is a coalition of semidetached groups, each of which has a unity of its own.


    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
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