Examples from the Web for semifinal
In her semifinal match, he joked “Now you can get to lie down for a while” in the post-game chat.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take the semifinal for what it was: a battle to the bitter end between two proud football nations.Argentina Drops the Netherlands on Penalties in World Cup Semifinal|Tunku Varadarajan|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without him, and Tiago Silva, Brazil will go into its semifinal against Germany severely weakened.
She reached the final four of the 2000 Australian Open, her first Grand Slam semifinal in nine years.Jennifer Capriati’s Legacy: Tennis Great or Troubled Star?|Kevin Fallon|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The crowds ganged up on him, especially in the U.S. Open semifinal in 2011, down two match points against Federer.
British Dictionary definitions for semifinal
- the round before the final in a competition
- (as modifier)the semifinal draw