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semi

  
  ( semis    plural  )
1       n-count   A semi is a semi-detached house.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
2       n-count   In a sporting competition, thesemis are the semi-finals.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL   usu pl, usu the N  
He reached the semis after beating Lendl in the quarterfinal.     


semi-     
Semi- combines with adjectives and nouns to form other adjectives and nouns that describe someone or something as being partly, but not completely, in a particular state.      prefix  
He found Isabel's room in semi-darkness., ...semi-skilled workers.     
semi-annual     
A semi-annual event happens twice a year.  
  (AM)      adj   usu ADJ n  
...the semi-annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.     
in BRIT, usually use biannual     
semi-circle        ( semi-circles    plural  ) , semicircle   A semi-circle is one half of a circle, or something having the shape of half a circle.      n-count  
They stood in a semi-circle round the teacher's chair and answered questions.     
semi-circular      , semicircular  
Something that is semi-circular has the shape of half a circle.      adj  
...a semi-circular amphitheatre.     
semi-colon        ( semi-colons    plural  )
in AM, usually use semicolon      A semi-colon is the punctuation mark ; which is used in writing to separate different parts of a sentence or list or to indicate a pause.      n-count  
semi-detached     
A semi-detached house is a house that is joined to another house on one side by a shared wall.  
  (mainly BRIT)      adj  
...a semi-detached house in Highgate.     
      Semi-detached is also a noun., n-sing  
It was an ordinary, post-war semi-detached.     
semi-final        ( semi-finals    plural  )
in AM, usually use semifinal      A semi-final is one of the two matches or races in a competition that are held to decide who will compete in the final.      n-count  
Steve Lewis won the first semi-final.     
      Thesemi-finals is the round of a competition in which these two matches or races are held., n-plural   usu the N  
He was beaten in the semi-finals by Chris Dittmar.     
semi-finalist        ( semi-finalists    plural  )
in AM, usually use semifinalist      A semi-finalist is a player, athlete, or team that is competing in a semi-final.      n-count  
semi-precious     
in AM, also use semiprecious     
Semi-precious stones are stones such as turquoises and amethysts that are used in jewellery but are less valuable than precious stones such as diamonds and rubies.      adj   usu ADJ n  
semi-professional     
in AM, also use semiprofessional     
Semi-professional sports players, musicians, and singers receive some money for playing their sport or for performing but they also have an ordinary job as well.      adj  
...a semi-professional country musician...     
semi-skilled      , semiskilled  
A semi-skilled worker has some training and skills, but not enough to do specialized work.     (BUSINESS)      adj   usu ADJ n  
semi-skimmed milk     
Semi-skimmed milk or semi-skimmed is milk from which some of the cream has been removed.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use one percent milk, two percent milk     
semi-trailer        ( semi-trailers    plural  ) , semitrailer   A semi-trailer is the long rear section of a truck or lorry that can bend when it turns.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use trailer     
semi-tropical   , semitropical  
1       adj   Semi-tropical places have warm, wet air.  
usu ADJ n  
...a semi-tropical island.     
2       adj   Semi-tropical plants and trees grow in places where the air is warm and wet.  
usu ADJ n  
The inn has a garden of semi-tropical vegetation.     
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semi-, seminal, seminar, Semitic

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n.
restaurant; bar, pub, cafe that serves also food
[UK]
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
n.
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n.
to eat large amount of food, doe to extreme hunger
n.
is a type of revolutionary culinary creations that combine original and unexpected food types and ingredients, resulting in delicious dishes...or awful misses.
Like watermelon and bread
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
n.
a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America
n.
like a barista for a fast-food burger restaurant

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