semis

[sey-mis, see-]

noun

a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.

Nearby words

  1. semiquinone,
  2. semiramis,
  3. semireligious,
  4. semirigid,
  5. semiround,
  6. semiserious,
  7. semiskilled,
  8. semisoft,
  9. semisolid,
  10. semisolus

Origin of semis

< Latin sēmis, apparently equivalent to sēmi- semi- + as as2

semi

[sem-ee, sem-ahy]

noun Informal.

Origin of semi

by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for semis

semi

noun plural semis

British a semidetached house
short for semifinal
US, Canadian, Australian and NZ short for semitrailer
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