Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Attached to something on one side only: a semidetached house.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of semi-detached.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Half detached; partly distinct or separate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Partly separated: noting one of two houses joined together by a party-wall, but detached from other buildings: as, a semi-detached villa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. attached on one side only

Etymologies

semi- +‎ detached (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the five years of her life as an independent, kind of semidetached member of the royal family, I think are fascinating.

    CNN Transcript Jul 1, 2004

  • This 861-square-foot, two-bedroom semidetached house is near a traditional fishing village in Costa Blanca, the coastal area in the province of Alicante in southeast Spain.

    The $200,000 Mediterranean Second Home

  • Perhaps he sensed that if her semidetached status from his company ever evolved into full independence, Dahl might well decide to leave him and go with her, so he engineered the wedge that drove Roald and her apart.

    Storyteller

  • The result was that she had become semidetached from the Watkins Agency, working part time at home.

    Storyteller

  • Built in solid stone, the occasional mansion and the semidetached houses and rows of terraces hid large back gardens.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • THE HOUSE IN Chepstow Villas was semidetached, a white stucco Georgian house, as estate agents would have described it, of three floors and a basement.

    Portobello

  • By this year, he was back in Luton, living with his wife and three young children in a semidetached house on a quiet street.

    Stockholm Bomber Seen As Radical By His Own Mosque

  • WE MOVED from Liverpool and left the flat in the big house where I was born—the house with the swallows in the garden shed—for a family house, a red-brick, semidetached villa in a small town in Cheshire.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Jimmy lived on Seventy-first, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth, a block that consisted mostly of narrow row houses, in a small, one-family semidetached stucco house with a wrought-iron fence surrounding the garden and a fig tree in the backyard, not far from the area still known as New Utrecht.

    The Lovers

  • The price of the average house has declined 19% since the peak of the market in October 2007, while detached and semidetached properties have fallen 16% and 18%, respectively, and the price for flats has fallen 22%.

    U.K. House Prices Edge Up as Buyers Return

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