Semiannular Sem`i·an"nu·lar adjective Having the figure of a half circle; forming a semicircle. Grew.
Semiaxis Sem`i·ax"is noun (Geom.) One half of the axis of an ...llipse or other figure.
Semibarbarian Sem`i·bar·ba"ri·an adjective Half barbarous; partially civilized. -- noun One partly civilized.
Semibarbaric Sem`i·bar·bar"ic adjective Half barbarous or uncivilized; as, semibarbaric display.
Semibarbarism Sem`i·bar"ba·rism noun The quality or state of being half barbarous or uncivilized.
Semibarbarous Sem`i·bar"ba·rous adjective Half barbarous.
Semibreve Sem"i·breve` noun [ Prefix semi- + breve : confer French semi-breve , Italian semibreve .] [ Formerly written semibref .] (Mus.) A note of half the time or duration of the breve; -- now usually called a whole note . It is the longest note in general use.
Semibrief Sem"i·brief` noun (Mus.) A semibreve. [ R.]
Semibull Sem"i·bull` noun (R.C.Ch.) A bull issued by a pope in the period between his election and coronation.
Semicalcareous Sem`i·cal·ca"re·ous adjective Half or partially calcareous; as, a semicalcareous plant.
Semicalcined Sem`i·cal·cined" adjective Half calcined; as, semicalcined iron.
Semicastrate Sem`i·cas"trate transitive verb To deprive of one testicle. -- Sem`i*cas*tra"tion , noun
Semicentennial Sem`i·cen·ten"ni·al adjective Of or pertaining to half of a century, or a period of fifty years; as, a semicentennial commemoration.
Semicentennial Sem`i·cen·ten"ni·al noun A fiftieth anniversary.
Semichaotic Sem`i·cha·ot"ic adjective Partially chaotic.
Semichorus Sem"i·cho`rus noun (Mus.) A half chorus; a passage to be sung by a selected portion of the voices, as the female voices only, in contrast with the full choir.
Semicircle Sem"i·cir`cle noun 1. (a) The half of a circle; the part of a circle bounded by its diameter and half of its circumference. (b) A semicircumference. 2. A body in the form of half of a circle, or half of a circumference. 3. An instrument for measuring angles.
Semicircled Sem"i·cir`cled adjective Semicircular. Shak.
Semicircular Sem`i·cir"cu·lar adjective Having the form of half of a circle. Addison. Semicircular canals (Anat.) , certain canals of the inner ear. See under Ear .
Semicirque Sem"i·cirque noun A semicircular hollow or opening among trees or hills. Wordsworth.
Semicolon Sem"i·co`lon noun The punctuation mark [ ;] indicating a separation between parts or members of a sentence more distinct than that marked by a comma.
Semicolumn Sem"i·col`umn noun A half column; a column bisected longitudinally, or along its axis.
Semicolumnar Sem`i·co·lum"nar adjective Like a semicolumn; flat on one side and round on the other; imperfectly columnar.
Semicompact Sem`i·com·pact" adjective Half compact; imperfectly indurated.
Semiconscious Sem`i·con"scious adjective Half conscious; imperfectly conscious. De Quincey.
Semicope Sem"i·cope` noun A short cope, or an inferier kind of cope. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Semicrystalline Sem`i·crys"tal·line adjective (Min.) Half crystalline; -- said of certain cruptive rocks composed partly of crystalline, partly of amorphous matter.
Semicubical Sem`i·cu"bic·al adjective (Math.) Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity. Semicubical parabola , a curve in which the ordinates are proportional to the square roots of the cubes of the abscissas.
Semicubium, Semicupium Sem`i·cu"bi·um, Sem`i·cu"pi·um noun [ Late Latin , from Latin semi half + cupa tub, cask.] A half bath, or one that covers only the lewer extremities and the hips; a sitz-bath; a half bath, or hip bath.
Semicylindric, Semicylyndrical Sem`i·cy·lin"dric, Sem`i·cy·lyn"dric·al adjective Half cylindrical.
Semideistical Sem`i·de·is"tic·al adjective Half deisticsl; bordering on deism. S. Miller.
Semidemiquaver Sem`i·dem"i·qua`ver noun (Mus.) A demisemiquaver; a thirty-second note.
Semidetached Sem`i·de·tached" adjective Half detached; partly distinct or separate. Semidetached house , one of two tenements under a single roof, but separated by a party wall. [ Eng.]
Semidiameter Sem`i·di·am"e·ter noun (Math.) Half of a diameter; a right line, or the length of a right line, drawn from the center of a circle, a sphere, or other curved figure, to its circumference or periphery; a radius.
Semidiapason Sem`i·di`a·pa"son noun (Mus.) An imperfect octave.
Semidiapente Sem`i·di`a·pen"te noun (Mus.) An imperfect or diminished fifth. Busby.
Semidiaphaneity Sem`i·di`a·pha·ne"i·ty noun Half or imperfect transparency; translucency. [ R.] Boyle.
Semidiaphanous Sem`i·di·aph"a·nous adjective Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent. Woodward.
Semidiatessaron Sem`i·di`a·tes"sa·ron noun (Mus.) An imperfect or diminished fourth. [ R.]
Semiditone Sem`i·di"tone` noun [ Prefix semi- + ditone : confer Italian semiditono . Confer Hemiditone .] (Gr. Mus.) A lesser third, having its terms as 6 to 5; a hemiditone. [ R.]
Semidiurnal Sem`i·di·ur"nal adjective 1. Pertaining to, or accomplished in, half a day, or twelve hours; occurring twice every day. 2. Pertaining to, or traversed in, six hours, or in half the time between the rising and setting of a heavenly body; as, a semidiurnal arc.
Semidome Sem"i·dome` noun (Architecture) A roof or ceiling covering a semicircular room or recess, or one of nearly that shape, as the apse of a church, a niche, or the like. It is approximately the quarter of a hollow sphere.
Semidouble Sem"i·dou`ble noun (Eccl.) An office or feast celebrated with less solemnity than the double ones. See Double , noun , 8.
Semidouble Sem`i·dou"ble adjective (Botany) Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect; -- said of a flower.
Semifable Sem"i·fa`ble noun That which is part fable and part truth; a mixture of truth and fable. De Quincey.
Semiflexed Sem"i·flexed` adjective Half bent.
Semifloret Sem"i·flo`ret noun (Botany) See Semifloscule .
Semifloscular Sem`i·flos"cu·lar adjective Semiflosculous.
Semifloscule Sem"i·flos`cule noun (Botany) A floscule, or florest, with its corolla prolonged into a strap- shaped petal; -- called also semifloret .
Semiflosculous Sem`i·flos"cu·lous adjective (Botany) Having all the florets ligulate, as in the dandelion.