What does semester mean?

Definitions for semester
sɪˈmɛs tərsemester

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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.

    Etymology: 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

    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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  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. President James Jones:

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

  2. Casey Monahan:

    I'd like to earn my bachelor's as quickly as possible so I can begin to work full time as a certified teacher and continue on to a master's program, i do not want to postpone a semester but because of the shutdown, I have very little other options.

  3. 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.

  4. Rowan University:

    Losing three students in one semester is beyond description, how do you look into the faces of the parents of these kids ?

  5. Education Minister Malakai Tabar:

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

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