What does the word semi mean?

Usage examples for semi

  1. She went to the piano, and, taking up a guitar, put the pink ribbon which was attached to it round her neck, and then came back and took up her position in the midst of the semi- circle formed by the arm- chairs. – Bijou by Gyp
  2. The chiefs are finer men, as you will always find in the case in savage or semi savage peoples, for, of course, they have the pick of the women, and naturally choose the best looking. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  3. The little skiff whirled in the water almost in a semi- circle. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers