[sem-ee-pawr-suh-lin, -pohr-, -pawrs-lin, -pohrs-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpɔr sə lɪn, -ˈpoʊr-, -ˈpɔrs lɪn, -ˈpoʊrs-, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
any of several vitrified ceramic wares lacking the translucency or hardness of true porcelain but otherwise similar to it.
a durable porcellaneous stoneware; stone china
noun 1. a postage stamp sold by a government at a premium above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose, as a charity. adjective 2. noting or pertaining to such a stamp. adjective 1. (philately, mainly US) denoting stamps where all or part of the receipts from sale are given to […]
[sem-ee-presh-uh s, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈprɛʃ əs, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. (of a stone) having commercial value as a gem but not classified as precious, as the amethyst or garnet. semiprecious /ˌsɛmɪˈprɛʃəs/ adjective 1. (of certain stones) having commercial value, but less than a precious stone
noun 1. See at semiprecious.
adjective 1. having some degree of privacy but not fully private, as a hospital room with fewer beds than a ward.