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

  • adj. Occurring or issued twice a month.
  • n. A semimonthly publication.
  • adv. At intervals twice monthly. See Usage Note at bi-1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Occurring twice a month or at half month intervals.
  • adv. In a manner occurring twice a month or at half month intervals.
  • n. Something done or made every half month, especially a periodical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Coming or made twice in a month

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Occurring twice in each month.

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

  • adj. occurring twice a month
  • adv. twice a month
  • n. a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • While the authority previously aimed to make a decision this month, the official said Monday it is unclear whether the high commission at the FSC will even discuss the matter during its semimonthly meeting Wednesday—previously seen as the most likely time for a ruling.

    Hana-KEB Deal Doubts Rise

  • Financial Services Commission Vice Chairman Shin Je-yoon said Thursday the regulator won't rule on the acquisition during a semimonthly meeting of top officials Wednesday.

    Delay Threatens Hana-KEB Deal

  • Readings from the semimonthly online zine of literary adventure fantasy edited by Andrews.

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  • Its practice of paying the men their cash wages only once a month—a violation of Nevada law, which mandated semimonthly pay envelopes—guaranteed that the demand for scrip would remain robust and thus that the company store would continue to do “exceptionally good business with very gratifying profits,” as the Big Six board was informed that summer.


  • Our next semimonthly photo contest is transportation.

    Editor's Picks for the Macro Photo Contest

  • Our next semimonthly photo contest is to submit night photography.

    Editor's Picks for the Self-Portrait Contest

  • For the semimonthly reporting period ended April 30, the number of short-selling positions not yet closed out at Nasdaq -- so-called short interest -- edged down to 9,590,569,984 shares from 9,591,454,368 shares in mid-April.

    Bearish Bets Are Steady on Nasdaq

  • For the semimonthly reporting period ending April 15, the number of short-selling positions not yet closed out at NYSE -- so-called short interest -- rose 0.3% to 15,625,464,452 shares from 15,586,035,359 shares March 31.

    Short-Selling Activity Rises on NYSE

  • For the semimonthly period ended Sept. 30, the number of short-selling positions not yet closed out, or short interest, slid by 13.4% at the NYSE to 14,838,044,278 shares.

    Shorting Had Eased on NYSE, Nasdaq

  • See Corrections & Amplifications Short-selling levels rose at the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the second half of November, halting the trend of the previous three semimonthly periods, when the levels fell.

    Bearish Bets Rose in Late November


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