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Semite a member of any of several peoples of southwestern Asia, including Hebrews and Arabs and, formerly, Phoenicians and Assyrians. [2 definitions]
Semitic a major branch of the Afroasiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Ethiopic. [2 definitions]
Semitism the customs, manners, and ideas characteristic of the Semites, esp. the Jews. [2 definitions]
semitone a half tone in the diatonic scale.
semitrailer a freight-hauling trailer that is supported at the front by the tractor cab that pulls it.
semitropical somewhat or partly tropical; subtropical.
semivowel a sound like a vowel sound that is indicated by a consonant, such as the sound of "w" or an initial "y," as in "yell".
semiweekly issued, done, or occurring twice a week. [3 definitions]
semiyearly issued, done, or occurring twice a year; semiannual. [2 definitions]
semolina coarse wheat that is a byproduct in the manufacture of fine flour, used to make pasta, puddings, and the like.
semper fidelis (Latin) always faithful (used as the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps).
semper paratus (Latin) always prepared (used as the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard).
sempiternal in literary usage, lasting forever; perpetual; eternal.
sempstress a seamstress.
Sen. abbreviation of "Senator," a member of a senate.
sen the smaller monetary unit of Japan. (Cf. yen.) [4 definitions]
senate (cap.) the upper house of the legislature in the United States, Canada, and certain other countries. [3 definitions]
Senate majority leader the senator who is the highest ranking member of the majority party in the U.S. Senate and who speaks for and represents the interests of his or her fellow majority party senators.
Senate minority leader the senator who is the highest ranking member of the minority party in the U.S. Senate and who speaks for and represents the interests of his or her fellow minority party senators.
Senate Rules Committee the committee of the U.S. Senate responsible for overseeing matters relating to rules and procedures in the Senate, federal elections, U.S. presidential succession, qualifications of Senate members, corrupt government practices, and the administration of Senate office buildings. The formal name is United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
senator a member of a senate.