What does Semester mean?

Definitions for Semestersɪˈmɛs tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Semester.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. semester(noun)

    one of two divisions of an academic year

  2. semester(noun)

    half a year; a period of 6 months


  1. semester(Noun)

    Half of a school year or academic year such as fall or spring semester.

    I will graduate at the end of the spring semester.

  2. Origin: from German Semester, from Modern Latin semestris (from sex six + mensis month).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semester(noun)

    a period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms

  2. Origin: [G., from L. semestris half-yearly; sex six + mensis a month.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Semester

    sē-mes′tėr, n. one of the half-year courses in German universities.—adj. Semes′tral. [L. semestrissex, six, mensis, a month.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Semester in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Semester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President James Jones:

    The current semester will be our last, and the class of 2015 will be our final graduating class.

  2. Janine Sikes:

    A suspension does have a time limit. It can range from one semester to years depending on the circumstances.

  3. Matthew Yontz:

    I took a political science class last semester. I can understand maybe doing this for that class but not an English class.

  4. Patrick Louchouarn:

    Each student will receive an individual grade based upon work completed during the semester, the university is listening to concerns about this issue from students and faculty and will address them according to our policies.

  5. Bob Hill:

    The health benefits of standing include a higher heart rate, greater calorie expenditure, musculo-skeletal benefits that come from standing and better posture, more Oxygen flow around the body, and much more, this leads to a better, reengaged student and teacher interaction. Students pay more attention, and it just leads to a more successful semester overall.

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