What does semester mean?

Definitions for semester
sɪˈmɛs tərse·mes·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. semesternoun

    one of two divisions of an academic year

  2. semesternoun

    half a year; a period of 6 months

Wiktionary

  1. semesternoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semesternoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of semester in a Sentence

  1. Jill Biden:

    This semester I took off. I just took a leave of absence, but if we get to the White House. I mean, I think there would be no better message for teachers to say,' Hey, look who we are.' We need to lift up the profession and celebrate teachers.

  2. Education Minister Malakai Tabar:

    The overwhelming majority of students simply want to go to class, sit their exams and proceed to the next semester.

  3. Haley Decker:

    I honestly thought it was hilarious. this class typically is the same format every semester, so students know what to expect and don't take the time to read the syllabus like we should.

  4. Matthew Yontz:

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

  5. Lauren Hogg:

    I really only had the first semester of my freshman year that was normal, and then the rest just was what it was, sophomore year was probably the worst for me, mental health-wise, because I was still recovering from just witnessing everything I witnessed, being in the building.

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