noun, Informal. 1. semitrailer (def 1). 2. Often, semis. semifinal (def 3). 1. a combining form borrowed from Latin, meaning “half,” freely prefixed to English words of any origin, now sometimes with the senses “partially,” “incompletely,” “somewhat”: semiautomatic; semidetached; semimonthly; semisophisticated. noun (pl) semis 1. (Brit) a semidetached house 2. short for semifinal 3. (US […]
[sem-ee-ab-strakt, -ab-strakt, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈæb strækt, -æbˈstrækt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. pertaining to or designating a style of painting or sculpture in which the subject remains recognizable although the forms are highly stylized in a manner derived from abstract art.
adjective 1. engaged in action; characterized by energetic work, participation, etc.; busy: an active life. 2. being in a state of existence, progress, or motion: active hostilities. 3. involving physical effort and action: active sports. 4. having the power of quick motion; nimble: active as a gazelle. 5. characterized by action, motion, volume, use, participation, […]
adjective 1. retaining amateur status but receiving prize money or support, as from a sponsor, to cover training expenses. noun 2. a semiamateur athlete.