noun, (used with a singular verb)
the study of Semitic languages, literature, etc.
a subfamily of Afroasiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician.
of or relating to the Semites or their languages, especially of or pertaining to the Jews.
(functioning as sing) the study of Semitic languages and culture
a branch or subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and such ancient languages as Akkadian and Phoenician
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, esp the Jews or the Arabs
another word for Jewish
A descriptive term for several peoples of the Middle East and their descendants, including Jews and Arabs (see Arab-Israeli conflict). Today the term is mainly applied to Jews. (See anti-Semitism.)
noun 1. Semitic characteristics, especially the ways, ideas, influence, etc., of the Jewish people. 2. a word or idiom peculiar to, derived from, or characteristic of a Semitic language, especially of Hebrew.
noun 1. an authority on Semitic languages, literature, etc.
/ˈsɛmɪtəʊhæˈmɪtɪk/ noun 1. a former name for the Afro-Asiatic family of languages See Afro-Asiatic adjective 2. denoting or belonging to this family of languages
noun, Music. 1. a pitch interval halfway between two whole tones. noun 1. an interval corresponding to a frequency difference of 100 cents as measured in the system of equal temperament, and denoting the pitch difference between certain adjacent degrees of the diatonic scale (diatonic semitone) or between one note and its sharpened or flattened […]
noun 1. Also called semi. a detachable trailer for hauling freight, with wheels at the rear end, the forward end being supported by the rear of a truck tractor when attached. Compare full trailer. 2. tractor-trailer. noun 1. a type of trailer or articulated lorry that has wheels only at the rear, the front end […]