Definition of Semifinalist

1. Noun. One of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination.

Generic synonyms: Challenger, Competition, Competitor, Contender, Rival
Derivative terms: Semifinal



Definition of Semifinalist

1. Noun. A person who competes in the semifinals, the heat the winner of which goes on to compete in the finals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semifinalist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semifinalist

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semies
semievergreen
semifable
semifables
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semifeudal
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semifictionalized
semifield
semifields
semifinal
semifinalist (current term)
semifinalists
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semifinite
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semifloscular
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semiflosculous

Literary usage of Semifinalist

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1. Advanced Technology Program Proposal Preparation Kit edited by Laura J. Powell (1999)
"(c) In the third step, referred to as "selection of finalists," the SEB prepares a final ranking of semifinalist proposals by a majority vote, ..."

2. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"... semifinalist and is failing senior English. His counselor offers him one chance to avoid summer school. Steve is willing to grab on to anything at this ..."

3. America, a Minority Viewpoint by Walter Edward Williams (1982)
"But in south-of-the-Sahara Africa, South Africa would definitely qualify as a semifinalist in a human rights contest. Let's look at the other contestants. ..."

4. Chick Evans' Golf Book by Charles Evans (1921)
"In these matches I played a great deal with Mr. Stevens, a semifinalist in the championship, Mr. Jenkins, a plus-4 man at the club, who went to the sixth ..."

5. Communities at Work: Addressing the Urban Challenge by Diane Publishing Staff (1998)
"... Achievement Award, and the State Department of Education Career Vocational Division Award. The program is also a semifinalist in the Ford Foundation ..."

6. Federal Research: Peer Review Practices at Federal Science Agencies Vary by Gregory M. Hanna (1999)
"The proposals deemed by the Board to be of highest quality are designated semifinalist proposals, and the proposers are invited to NIST for an oral question ..."

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