[ sey-mis, see- ]
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  1. a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.

Origin of semis

<Latin sēmis, apparently equivalent to sēmi-semi- + asas2

Words Nearby semis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use semis in a sentence

  • There Foch (whose headquarters were at semis, twenty-two miles nearer Paris) awaited them in his special train.

    Foch the Man | Clara E. Laughlin
  • Now the street widened into eight traffic lanes and the big semis joined the procession on the edge of the downtown area.

    This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
  • The twelth part of an acre was called Uncia and half a foot, semis, &c.

  • And what commas they wielded, what colons, what semis, what stops!

    Mystery at Geneva | Rose Macaulay
  • If I wanted money, if she had earned an as, she gave me a semis.

    Gryll Grange | Thomas Love Peacock