of or relating to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated.
(in boxing) of or relating to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately preceding the main bout.
a semifinal contest or round.
(in boxing) the second most important bout on a card.
the round before the final in a competition
(as modifier): the semifinal draw
[sem-ee-fahyn-l-ist, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfaɪn l ɪst, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun, Sports. 1. a participant or one qualified to participate in a semifinal. semifinalist /ˌsɛmɪˈfaɪnəlɪst/ noun 1. a player or team taking part in a semifinal
[sem-ee-fin-isht, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfɪn ɪʃt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. partially or almost finished. 2. (of a manufactured object) being in a form suitable for working easily into a finished product.
adjective 1. designed to fit closely but not snugly: a semifitted jacket.
[sem-ee-flek-suh-buh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈflɛk sə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. moderately or somewhat flexible.