I. adjective Date: 1884 1. being next to the last in an elimination tournament 2. of or participating in a semifinal II. noun Date: 1895 1. a semifinal match 2. a semifinal round • semifinalist noun

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  • semifinal — [sem΄i fī′nəl; ] for n., usually [ sem′i fī΄nəl] adj. coming just before the final match, as of a tournament n. 1. a semifinal match 2. [pl.] a semifinal round …   English World dictionary

  • semifinal — also semi final, 1884, from SEMI (Cf. semi ) + FINAL (Cf. final) …   Etymology dictionary

  • semifinal — s. f. [Esporte] Prova eliminatória de um campeonato esportivo, anterior à final, em que participam 4 competidores. = MEIA FINAL   ‣ Etimologia: semi + final …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • semifinal — sustantivo femenino 1. Penúltima prueba de una competición, de un campeonato o de un concurso, que se gana por eliminación y no por puntos: Hoy se juegan las semifinales europeas de baloncesto …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • semifinal — (De semi y final). f. Cada una de las dos penúltimas competiciones del campeonato o concurso, que se gana por eliminación del contrario y no por puntos. U. m. en pl.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • semifinal — ► sustantivo femenino DEPORTES Cada una de las penúltimas competiciones de un campeonato deportivo o un concurso, que se gana por eliminación del contrario: ■ ya es un éxito haber llegado a la semifinal. * * * semifinal (de «semi » y «final») f.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • semifinal */ — UK [ˌsemɪˈfaɪn(ə)l] / US / US [ˌsemaɪˈfaɪn(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms semifinal : singular semifinal plural semifinals one of the two games that are played immediately before the last game in a sports competition. The two people or teams… …   English dictionary

  • semifinal — /sem ee fuyn l, sem uy /, Sports. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated. 2. (in boxing) of or pertaining to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately… …   Universalium

  • semifinal — noun (C) one of a pair of sports games, whose winners then compete against each other to decide who wins the whole competition: The world chess championship semifinal at Linares, Spain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • semifinal — sem•i•fi•nal [[t]ˌsɛm iˈfaɪn l, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. 1) being the next to last round in an elimination tournament 2) being the second most important bout in a boxing tournament 3) a semifinal round or bout • Etymology: 1880–85 sem i•fi′nal•ist, n …   From formal English to slang

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