[sem-ee-week-lee, sem-ahy-]


occurring, done, appearing, or published twice a week: semiweekly visits.

noun, plural sem·i·week·lies.

a semiweekly publication.


twice a week: He traveled semiweekly to Detroit.

Nearby words

  1. semitruck,
  2. semivegetarian,
  3. semivitreous,
  4. semivocal,
  5. semivowel,
  6. semiyearly,
  7. semmelweis,
  8. semmelweis, ignaz philipp,
  9. semmelweiss,
  10. semmes

Origin of semiweekly

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; semi- + weekly

Can be confusedbiweekly semiweekly (see usage note at bi-1)

Usage note

See bi-1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for semiweekly

  • No one had taken the trouble to follow Pop in his semiweekly excursions to the barren field.

    Tales From Bohemia|Robert Neilson Stephens