semifinal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “semifinal” in the English Dictionary

"semifinal" in British English

See all translations

semifinalnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/ (informal semi)
B2 one of the two ​games that are ​played to ​decide who will take ​part in the ​finalgame of a ​competition: Who's in the semifinals? She's the ​youngestplayerever to get through to/​advance to a semifinal.
More examples
  • The semifinal will be ​played on ​Saturday.
  • They're through to the semifinal.
  • She's done really well to ​reach the semifinal.
  • England were ​beaten 3-0 by France in the semifinal.
  • She was ​knocked out in the semifinal.
(Definition of semifinal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"semifinal" in American English

See all translations

semifinalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsem·ɪˌfɑɪ·nəl/ (short form semi)
the ​game or set of ​games before the ​finalgame in a ​competition: France was ​eliminated in Saturday’s semifinal.
(Definition of semifinal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “semifinal”
in Arabic مُباراة نِصْف النِّهائي…
in Korean 준결승…
in Portuguese semifinal…
in Catalan semifinal…
in Japanese 準決勝戦…
in Turkish yarı final…
in Russian полуфинал…
in Italian semifinale…
in Polish półfinał…
What is the pronunciation of semifinal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More