Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Attached to something on one side only.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Half detached; partly distinct or separate.
  • adjective [Eng.] one of two tenements under a single roof, but separated by a party wall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of semi-detached.

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

  • adjective attached on one side only

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ detached

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.

    Europe on Sale

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 U.K. Muslims

  • 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

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